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Day Case Surgery
Accelerating the shift from inpatient surgery to same-day discharge
Waiting lists for elective procedures have been increasing worldwide due to staff retention and recruitment challenges. In addition, elective procedures needing to be postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in even longer waiting lists.
Delayed and unequal access to timely treatment can lead to deterioration of the patient’s condition and have a negative psychological and social impact, possibly requiring more intensive and expensive care with poorer outcomes.
A business case on the expected impact of same day discharge for the hospital to reduce costs and increase activity to ensure there is an evidence-based case for change.
Digital enablement with Get Ready® to operationalize general and therapy-specific SDD surgery pathways and perioperative protocols, enabling a more effective pre-operative preparation, post-operative discharge, remote monitoring, and outcome data collection.
Protocols have been developed with (and endorsed by) the IAAS (International Association for Ambulatory Surgery).
Process streamlining & change management support for clinical teams to transition from inpatient activity to a same day discharge-by-default mentality.
Help relieve patient anxiety and pain before, during and after the procedure through virtual reality by Deepsen. Effectively managing anxiety and pain maximizes the likelihood of a successful same day discharge.
Design and construct a same day discharge lounge – a comfortable, dedicated patient-centric unit to host patients before and after surgery.
Medtronic's approach to helping hospitals accelerate the implementation of same-day discharge can be adapted to any pathway, including but not limited to:
This solution helps the patient become a key stakeholder in their own treatment. It is exciting as it represents quality care.- Professor Doug McWhinnie and Dr. Ian Jackson International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS)
Freed up 10 clinical ward beds.
Freed up five clinical ward beds with an average of €500 cost-savings per case.
Reduced cancellations by 94%.
Enabled the handling of two additional cases per day.
We are a team of experienced and highly trained experts who help providers reach their healthcare delivery goals. If you think we can help you, reach out to one of our advisors today for more information on what the Integrated Health Solutions team can do for your hospital.