Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
versión ISSN 0718-4816
MOYANO M, Daniel et al. Results in major ambulatory surgery in otorhinolaryngology performed in ahospital of low complexity. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2012, vol.72, n.2, pp. 163-168. ISSN 0718-4816. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48162012000200010.
Introduction: Major ambulatory surgery provide to public health and efficient and high quality model. Aim: To know the results in patient underwent Otorrinolaringologic surgery in a low complexity hospital. Material and methods: Retrospective descritive study. Date from 815 who underwent Otorrinolaringologic surgery carried on a major ambulatory surgery basis in Hospital Santo Tomás de Limache, between 2004 and 2009 where retrospectively reviewed. Analysed date included sex, age, type of conducted surgery, type of complications and the period of time in which patients were discharged. Averages, standard deviation and proportions were used. In bivariate analysis, chi square and t-student were used. Results: 58% of enrolled patients were males with age average of 8.4±6.2 years. Adenotonsillectomy single or associated to other surgeries took place in 54.2% of the cases. The rate of postoperation side effects was 1.22%, And half of these patient presented postoperatory bleeding. There was no mortality. There was not statistical association between the presence of complications and some variable in particular. Conclusions: Major ambulatory surgery In selected patients who need otorrinolaringologic surgery in a low complexity hospital is safe with low rate of complication.
Palabras clave : Ambulatory major surgery; hospital of low complexity; otorhinolaryngology; complications.