Readmission After Minor Surgery

Aliasger Amin, Mr, Anil Reddy, Mr, Madan Jha, Mr. James Cook University Hospital


Aim: Repair of hernia and laparoscopic cholecystectomy are minor procedures and can be done as day case. Complications in the post-operative period are considered rare andhence they are not followed up routinely. The aim of this study was to highlight the readmission rates for these patients, cause of readmissions and the resources used.
Materials and methods: Those patients who were readmitted within 30 days of hernia repair or laparoscopic cholecystectomy were looked at over one year period in a university teaching hospital. Data pertaining to the cause of readmission, radiological investigation performed and the outcome was collected retrospectively.











Discussion: Majority of the readmissions following laparoscopic cholecystectomy could have been managed as an outpatient as they were admitted to have an inpatient USS. Similarly readmissions following inguinal hernia repair havingseroma or wound infection could have been managed without a hospital admission. We propose an alternative for reducing readmissions such as ambulatory clinics, USS slots for post op patients presenting with pain and telephonic consultation. This in turn could be cost effective to the healthcare trust.

Session Number: Poster – Poster Presentations
Program Number: P544
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