Day Surgery: Making it Happen is a 2½ -day international course on organizational models and best practices of day surgery. Course content will draw on the experience of leading Day Surgery and Day Services throughout Europe and North America with the aim to provide evidence-based solutions adaptable to the different local situations. This course was originally supported by the Health Programme of the European Union - the IAAS continues to offer this programme.
Day Surgery Handbook
Developed by the IAAS to support the teaching provided during the Day Surgery:Making it Happen courses.
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The IAAS has played a key role in this project.
This initiative studied, reviewed and identified and promoted essential components of DS systems and units, i.e. structures, clinical and patients management processes. The project compared, selected and systematically promoted best practices and standards. It also developed measurement instruments to gauge patients compliance with protocols and DS managers and providers conformity with standard inputs and processes.
In this document we examine how day surgery can respond both to the policy needs of hospital administrators and to the surgical care needs of specific patients. We also review the barriers that some countries are experiencing in day-surgery development and explore what needs to be put in place so that day surgery can achieve its full potential.
IAAS book: An outstanding book with contributions from leading experts in the field of ambulatory surgery all over the world was published in 2006. Members of the IAAS and member countries have access to an electronic version of this book after logging in.
It is important that definitions within the field of ambulatory surgery is the same in the member countries. Therefore a number of terms have been defined and translated to several languages.
Day Surgery (DS) development represents a priority being an important opportunity for health systems reorganization. Strong evidence suggests that DS is the best option for 80% of elective surgical operations providing a safe, high quality and cost-effective approach. Visit the website for more details.