Experience of Surgical Treatment through Ambulatory Care Unit

일 병원에서 통원병실을 이용한 수술적 치료의 경험

  • Sohn, Jong-Min (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Ha, Nan-Kyung (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Catholic University of Korea)
  • 손종민 (가톨릭대학교 성모자애병원 정형외과) ;
  • 하난경 (가톨릭대학교 성모자애병원 정형외과)
  • Published : 2001.06.24

Abstract

Background : in order to adapt to changes of the medical environm interests that is drawn in ambulatory surgery are increased as a method of approaching a patients' satisfaction and cost-effective management. The purpose of this study is to a assess the operation which is able to perform through ambulatory care unit, to identify the problem in ambulatory surgery, and to increased the opportunity of ambulatory surgery with safety. Methods : Between May 13th, 1998 and June 30th, 2000, we performed surgical treatment through ambulatory care unit, and evaluate the results of them. The sorts of operation, duration of stay in the hospital, total cost of treatment, satisfaction of patients and safety if anesthesia were assessed. Results : We performed ambulatory surgery without serve complications and the patients were satisfied with surgical treatment through ambulatory care unit. In comparison of ambulatory and admission surgery, there was a reduction of cost to 16.7~25.3% in ambulatory surgery. Also, the duration of admission was 2 days shorter than admission surgery. Conclusions : According to our results, the surgical treatment through ambulatory care unit is safe and useful method that increase the quality of medical service, satisfaction of patients and reduce the cost of treatments.