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Provision of preoperative and postoperative information increases the likelihood a person will be fully prepared for home recovery
  1. Katarina Berg
  1. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Katarina Berg, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping SE-581 83, Sweden; katarina.berg{at}liu.se

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Implications for practice and research

  • Delivery of information and supportive management plays a crucial role for day surgery patients to be confident and prepared for home recovery.

  • During the perioperative process, contemporary and modern solutions can facilitate communication between day surgery patients and healthcare services.

  • Further research on day surgery patients’ home recovery is needed to identify how to best promote them.

Context

Day surgery is widely applied in many countries. The organisation of care at the surgery unit is effective and most patients feel safe and well taken care of.1 The surgical care event, including postoperative surveillance, is brief and patients are discharged with the intention that they should manage postoperative recovery mainly by themselves …

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