Day-stay surgery is an integral part of Otolaryngology.
Many procedures which have traditionally been thought to require overnight stay can be carried out on a day care basis.
We report our experience of treating 163 patients admitted for septal surgery as a day-case procedure.
The paper summarizes the experience of two centres.
One of these is a London Teaching Hospital, where surgery was performed through a dedicated day-case unit, and the other is a District General Hospital where patients were admitted to a day-case unit but had their surgery on a routine in-patient list.
As the result of this study we conclude that day-stay septoplasty is associated with a low complication rate and is a safe and acceptable procedure provided that strict selection criteria are followed.
The cost implications are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Plastie, Septum, Nez, Hôpital jour, Complication, Coût, Chirurgie, ORL pathologie, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plasty, Septum, Nose, Day hospital, Complication, Costs, Surgery, ENT disease
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