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  1. Hospital admission following ambulatory surgery.

    Article - En anglais


    Ambulatory surgery continues to grow in quantity and complexity of procedures.

    Effective measures of « quality 

    » are not readily apparent. « Unplanned admission rate » may well reflect the quality of care in this area.

    Identifying factors related to this event could be helpful in quality assessment and improvement.


    A review of all unplanned admissions for a 3-year period in a University-affiliated teaching hospital.


    An overall rate of 0.85% (129/15,132) was observed.

    Rate varies by specialty and no one procedure was at higher risk.

    Pain control, cardiopulmonary, and bleeding problems as well as larger than anticipated procedures accounted for 73% of the admissions.


    Unplanned admission following ambulatory surgery is relatively rare but could reflect overall quality in terms of the system, physician, and patient.

    Comparisons between institutions and within institution requires defining key demographic elements whose identification for now remains a challenge.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Ambulatoire, Complication, Hospitalisation, Incidence, Etiologie, Etude comparative, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Ambulatory, Complication, Hospitalization, Incidence, Etiology, Comparative study, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0229844

    Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 11/06/1997.