This study found a high rate of post-operative overnight stay in a group of 93 children aged between 5 and 12 years admitted to a paediatric ward for day-case procedures.
Those children detained were older, had had later operations, were more worried pre-operatively and had been less happy about going to school than were children discharged on the day of surgery.
Social factors, maternal worries and pre-medication also predicted delayed discharge.
At a follow-up there were no differences between the day-case and in-patient groups in terms of children's psychological outcome but difficulties associated with ward-based day-case surgery were highlighted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital jour, Pédiatrie, Chirurgie, Temps séjour, Hospitalisation, Postopératoire, Enfant, Age scolaire, Facteur risque, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Day hospital, Pediatrics, Surgery, Residence time, Hospitalization, Postoperative, Child, School age, Risk factor, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0047765
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.