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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181b8e880
Patient Safety: Outcomes Article

Evidence-Based Patient Safety Advisory: Patient Selection and Procedures in Ambulatory Surgery

Haeck, Phillip C. M.D.; Swanson, Jennifer A. B.S., M.Ed.; Iverson, Ronald E. M.D.; Schechter, Loren S. M.D.; Singer, Robert M.D.; Basu, C Bob M.D., M.P.H.; Damitz, Lynn A. M.D.; Glasberg, Scot Bradley M.D.; Glassman, Lawrence S. M.D.; McGuire, Michael F. M.D.; the ASPS Patient Safety Committee

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Summary: Despite the many benefits of ambulatory surgery, there remain inherent risks associated with any surgical care environment that have the potential to jeopardize patient safety. This practice advisory provides an overview of the preoperative steps that should be completed to ensure appropriate patient selection for ambulatory surgery settings. In conjunction, this advisory identifies several physiologic stresses commonly associated with surgical procedures, in addition to potential postoperative recovery problems, and provides recommendations for how best to minimize these complications.

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