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Supplementary Material for: Patients' Perspective on Day Case Breast Surgery

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posted on 15.01.2015, 00:00 by Athwal R., Dakka M., Appleton D., Harries S., Clarke D., Jones L.
Background: This study assessed the views of patients undergoing breast surgery for breast cancer with a planned overnight stay, asking whether they would be happy to be discharged home on the same day of surgery. Methods: A structured questionnaire sent out in the 6 weeks following surgery was used to ascertain the patients' views. Results: The majority of patients undergoing mastectomy and axillary node clearance preferred an overnight stay, primarily for psychological reasons. Conclusions: Patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery were more prepared to go home on the day of surgery.

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