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Early discharge after major gynaecological surgery: advantages of fast track surgery
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fast Track Surgery (FTS) programs have been adopted by many specialties with documented improved patient outcomes and reduced length of stay (LOS). Methods: We initiated a FTS program in January 2008 and present our experience up to and including November 2010 on patients whose LOS was 2 days. Results: During the study period 242 patients had a laparotomy performed. Overall 54 (22.3%) patients were discharged on day 2. In the first year of initiating our FTS program 10% were discharged on daydoi:10.4236/ojog.2011.11001 fatcat:j7daf6gxtzgovfdhj3ziaqbemi