Day care surgery is now considered the best option for fifty percent of all patients undergoing elective surgical procedures through the proportion will vary between specialties. (The Royal college of surgeons of England..March 1992)
Benefits of Day Care:-
|Minimizes disruption of normal activities of patient and their families.
|Avoids distress associated with hospitalization.
|Lowers the risk of nosocomial infection.
|Decreases the procedure waiting period particularly if delay is linked to long waiting list consequent to bed shortage.