Geriatric Patient in a Day Care Setting

  • Aparna Deshpande


Day care surgery is defined as any surgery performed on a patient who does not have to stay overnight. It is also known as “office based surgery” or “ambulatory surgery” or “non–operating room surgery”. A Geriatric patient is one who is more than 65 years of age. Day care surgery is now popular because of cost reduction and better turnover in hospitals. There are many advantages of day care surgery especially with respect to Geriatric Patients
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    Emotional—Geriatric patients hate to stay for long periods in hospitals. They like familiar surroundings and their family around them as much as possible.

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    Financial—Less expensive for pension dependent old patients. More turnover for day care centre.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aparna Deshpande
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaBombay Hospital Institute of Medical SciencesMumbaiIndia

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