Day Surgery Ortopedico: analisi del modello organizzativo con integrazione ospedale-territorio.

Translated title of the contribution: The impact of day surgery on primary care

Margherita Rodler, Luca Barbieri, Barbara Perticarà, Maurizia Rolli, Anna Maria Borrelli, Andrea Rossi, Giambattista Spagnoli, Simonetta Stanzani, Riccardo Baldi

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What impact does day surgery have on primary treatment? AIMS: highlighting the impact that day surgery has on the system of primary treatment. RESULTS: The study highlighted a lack in continuity of treatment due to a breakdown in communication between hospital specialists and general practitioners. This reflects the growing habit in the medical field whereby hospital surgeons take charge of surgical indications and carrying out the operation, thus focusing their attention on their own limited scope of action. On the other hand general practitioners are called upon merely to hand out prescriptions and certificates. However, it seems obvious that general practitioners should be involved in the selection phase and discharge of the patient, as occurs in countries where one-day surgery is now in widespread use. That is the only way to improve the quality of healthcare assistance and contain costs to the national health service.

Translated title of the contributionThe impact of day surgery on primary care
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalIgiene e sanità pubblica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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