Innovations in Anaesthetic Techniques for Same-Day Surgery
The care for Same-Day Surgery (SDS) patients has become increasingly important for the twenty-first-century physician, especially anaesthesiologists and surgeons. With the advent of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the USA, physicians are being forced to adapt to a value-based care model that is putting emphasis on efficient, quality care. In parallel, hospitals are seeing a steady increase in outpatient surgeries. The American Hospital Association reports that outpatient surgeries in community hospitals own an approximate 60% share of the total surgical volume, up from 54% in 1992. Clearly, the need for Anaesthesiologists who can appropriately handle the SDS patient is essential.