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Commentary on: Mitchell M. Home recovery following day surgery: a patient perspective. J Clin Nurs 2015;24:415–27.
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.
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 at home. Several patients attest to being in …
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