This article outlines surgical, financial, and psychosocial advantages of outpatient, definitive breast cancer surgery.
The analysis of 118 patients who underwent outpatient breast cancer surgery between January 1991 and December 1993-20 modified radical mastectomy, 90 lumpectomy and axillary dissection or axillary dissection alone, and 8 partial or simple mastectomy-revealed only three patients with minor complications requiring admission.
Same-day discharge was safely accomplished by early morning admission and using recovery room time for postoperative education.
Outpatient cost was $1572 compared with an average 3-day inpatient cost of $6282, for a potential savings of $4710, or 75%, per patient for modified radical mastectomy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Résection chirurgicale, Ambulatoire, Avantage, Economie santé, Hospitalisation, Traitement, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Etude comparative, Glande mammaire pathologie, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Surgical resection, Ambulatory, Advantage, Health economy, Hospitalization, Treatment, Human, Sex, Female, Comparative study, Mammary gland diseases, Surgery
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0081739
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.