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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327-333

Anesthesia for day-care surgeries: Current perspectives


1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, St. Stephan College, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care India, SGRD Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa
House No. 27-A, Ratan Nagar, Tripuri, Patiala - 147 001, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/MJDRDYPU.MJDRDYPU_24_17

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Day-care surgery has become a popular modality of surgical intervention throughout the globe. Numerous factors including the economic and financial issues are driving this therapeutic modality to a widespread acceptance among surgeons and anesthesiologists. Advancements in anesthesia and surgical techniques as well as availability of newer drugs are largely responsible for the progress of day-care surgeries. Numerous challenges are still faced by anesthesiologists and surgeons in carrying out day-care surgeries, especially in spite of these advancements, at resource-limited setups. The first right step in successfully delivering the day-care surgical services includes proper selection of the patients. The preanesthetic evaluation is highly essential in determining the suitability of the patient for day-care anesthesia and surgery as well as the formulation of various anesthetic plans and strategies. The current review is intended to highlight inherent challenges and probable solutions to them for this rapidly progressing anesthesia.


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