Assessing day-case septorhinoplasty

Prospective audit study using patient-based indices

Christos Georgalas, Santdeep Paun, Azida Zainal, Nimesh N. Patel, George Mochloulis

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and acceptability to patients of day-case septorhinoplasty. Twenty-nine patients undergoing elective septorhinoplasty in a dedicated teaching hospital day-case unit were asked to complete day surgery questionnaires (DSQ) at six weeks post-operatively. Details of surgery performed, demographic data, readmission rates and complications were collected prospectively. No major complications were recorded. One patient had to be admitted for overnight observation following post-operative bleeding. The DSQ showed that the great majority of patients were satisfied from the day-case setting (satisfaction score 81). This preliminary study showed that day surgery septorhinoplasty was acceptable to the patient and was associated with a very low readmission rate. We believe that in carefully selected young healthy patients it is an acceptable alternative to an in-patient procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume116
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Prospective Studies
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Teaching Hospitals
Observation
Demography
Hemorrhage
Safety
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Rhinoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Assessing day-case septorhinoplasty : Prospective audit study using patient-based indices. / Georgalas, Christos; Paun, Santdeep; Zainal, Azida; Patel, Nimesh N.; Mochloulis, George.

In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol. 116, No. 9, 09.2002, p. 707-710.

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Georgalas, Christos ; Paun, Santdeep ; Zainal, Azida ; Patel, Nimesh N. ; Mochloulis, George. / Assessing day-case septorhinoplasty : Prospective audit study using patient-based indices. In: Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2002 ; Vol. 116, No. 9. pp. 707-710.
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