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Patients flow in outpatient surgical unit is a major issue with regards to resource utilization, overall case load and patient satisfaction. An electronic Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) was used to document the overall time spent by the patients between their admission and discharge from the unit. The objective of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasound guidance improves the efficacy of peripheral nerve blocks, reducing performance time and local anaesthetic doses. It should also reduce the risk of systemic toxicity of local anaesthetic and nerve injuries. OBJECTIVE The primary objective of this prospective study was to estimate the incidence of immediate complications related to(More)
Forty healthy patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery were randomly allocated to receive an initial blood propofol target concentration of either 4 micrograms.ml-1 or 6 micrograms.ml-1 for induction of anaesthesia with a 'Diprifusor' target controlled infusion system for propofol, and analgesic supplementation with either nitrous oxide 67% in oxygen or(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Successful ambulatory care implementation should combine both medical and organizational features. These two components are closely interrelated. Only optimal organization, part of a quality management program, will allow us to perform safe medical procedures and provide good patient satisfaction. This review is intended to update(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the impact of a standardized pre-operative telephone checklist on the rate of late cancellations of ambulatory surgery (AMBUPROG trial). DESIGN Multicenter, two-arm, parallel-group, open-label randomized controlled trial. SETTING 11 university hospital ambulatory surgery units in Paris, France. PARTICIPANTS Patients scheduled for(More)
PURPOSE To assess the suitability of ultrasound-guided (USG), single-injection distal block(s) for pain management after outpatient hand and wrist bone surgery. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 125 of 198 consecutive ambulatory surgery patients who underwent hand and wrist bone surgery between June 2010 and January 2012. All patients(More)
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