Postoperative Analgesia in Ambulatory Surgery
Recent advances in anaesthetic and surgical techniques along with escalating health costs have resulted in an ever increasing number of surgical procedures being performed on a day-case basis word-wide. The cost-effectiveness of day-case surgery is well recognized. Day-case surgery constitutes 60–70% of all surgery performed in North America in the 1990’ s , in other parts of the world the numbers are lower. However, as outcome data become available confirming the safety of day-case surgery, it is anticipated that even more procedures will be performed on a day-case basis.
KeywordsPostoperative Pain Hernia Repair Regional Anaesthesia Postoperative Analgesia Ambulatory Surgery
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