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Ambulatory surgery update

Mise a jour en chirurgie ambulatoire

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Ambulatory surgery today represents a new challenge for the anaesthetist as the focus has shifted to the bottom line: cost containment and competitive quality care. The perioperative anaesthetist can apply much of the lessons learned in hospital-based ambulatory surgery and apply them to all practice settings in order to maintain high quality anaesthesia with favourable outcomes.


La chirurgie ambulatoire représente aujourd’hui un nouveau défi pour l’anesthésiste dans la mesure où l’accent s’est déplacé vers la ligne du bas: des soins de qualité et un contrôle des coûts. L’anesthésiste comme médecin périopératoire peut utiliser la plupart des leçons apprises dans le contexte de la chirurgie ambulatoire hospitalière et les appliquer à tous les environnements pour maintenir une anesthésie de haute qualité avec des résultats favorables.


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Twersky, R.S. Ambulatory surgery update. Can J Anaesth 45, R76 (1998).

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  • Sevoflurane
  • Ondansetron
  • Remifentanil
  • Desflurane
  • Droperidol