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UNLABELLED Discharge time (total recovery time) is one determinant of the overall cost of outpatient surgery. We performed this study to determine what factors affect discharge time. Details regarding patients, anesthesia, surgery, and recovery were recorded prospectively for 1088 adult patients undergoing ambulatory surgery over an 8-mo period. The(More)
This prospective study was undertaken to determine the incidence and factors predisposing to vaso-vagal reactions during venous cannulation in an ambulatory surgery population. In 141 ambulatory surgery patients, signs and symptoms of a reaction together with mean arterial pressure and heart rate were recorded at 1-min intervals during and for 6 min after(More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to determine the effect of patient position on the incidence of vasovagal responses to venous cannulation in ambulatory surgery patients. METHODS Three hundred surgical outpatients, aged 18 to 40 years, were randomly assigned by week to the sitting or recumbent position. Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded(More)
Discharge time (total recovery time) is one determinant of the overall cost of outpatient surgery. We performed this study to determine what factors affect discharge time. Details regarding patients, anesthesia, surgery, and recovery were recorded prospectively for 1088 adult patients undergoing ambulatory surgery over an 8-mo period. The contribution of(More)
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