New concepts in recovery after ambulatory surgery

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The recovery care after ambulatory surgery is in a state of flux. There is increasing emphasis on rapid discharge home after ambulatory surgery. Discharge after surgery should be based on clinical criteria rather than based on time. Recent studies suggest that the insistence on oral intake and voiding before discharge is unnecessary and can delay discharge. This article reviews the recent developments in the recovery process after ambulatory surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalAmbulatory Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Ambulatory
  • Anaesthesia
  • Postanaesthesia care
  • Recovery
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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