Fast-track surgery: A new concept of perioperative management of surgical patients

Rodrigues, Gabriel and Ravi, Chandini and Prabhu, Raghunath (2013) Fast-track surgery: A new concept of perioperative management of surgical patients. Journal of Health Specialties, 1 (3). pp. 114-121.

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Abstract

In the past few decades, surgery has advanced greatly because of an improved understanding of perioperative pathophysiology, development of minimally invasive operative techniques and advanced anaesthetic techniques. Fewer operations are requiring extended periods of hospital stay and a growing number of procedures are performed on an ambulatory basis. The pressure on medical systems is continuously growing as a result of economic constraints, increasing numbers of patients undergoing surgical procedures and greater patient autonomy. Patient awareness is steadily increasing along with their participation in their own care, leading to expectations of a higher standard of care. This has led to the development of a new concept of fast-track surgery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaesthesia; hospital stay; perioperative; recovery; surgery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 04:37
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138794

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