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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

versión On-line ISSN 1025-0255


MARQUEZ HERNANDEZ, Joaquín; NOYA PIMIENTA, Manuel  y  HOOKER JESSE, Heriberto. Ambulatory major surgery in a basic group of work. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.6. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the ambulatory major surgery refers to operations carried out in patients without hospital admission returning home before 24h, independently of the type of anesthesia used. Objective: to know the general characteristics of the application of the ambulatory major surgery in the Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital “Amalia Simoni” and to stimulate their employment increases in patients that live far from the provincial capital. Method: a longitudinal prospective descriptive study in a basic group of work of the General Surgery service of this center was conducted from september 2007 to august 2008. The information was obtained of patients´clinical records. Data were processed in a microcomputer IBM by means of the statistical package MICROSTAT. Results: patients of the masculine sex predominated, those comprised between thirty and thirty nine years of age and the ones coming from Camagüey municipality prevailed. The biggest number discharged from hospital in the first five hours. Conclusions: they didn't show up transoperative, surgical or anesthetic complications. It was used with more frequency local anesthetic method. Inguinal hernia prevailed in the masculine sex and the salpingectomy in women.

Palabras clave : ambulatory major surgery; safe practice; diminishes costs.

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