Short Stay Deadly in the Wrong Hands

Outpatient and 1 day stay has been safe and successful in over 6,000 MGB patients with Dr. Rutledge.

This study shows a 1 day stay in RNY patients in the BOLD database canbe deadly!

“Stanford University researchers found patients discharged on the same day of surgery were 13 times more likely to die Stanford University researchers found patients discharged on the same day of surgery were 13 times more likely to die “

Amplify’d from www.newswise.com

Outpatient Bariatric Surgery May Lead to Higher Mortality and Complications

Released:
6/13/2011 12:05 AM EDT

Embargo expired:

6/15/2011 12:05 AM EDT


Source:

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Releasing Patients Same Day as Surgery, Sooner than National Average Leads to 13-Fold Increase in 30-day Mortality

Newswise — ORLANDO, FL – June 15, 2011 – A new study of nearly 52,000 patients found that people who had gastric bypass surgery and were discharged from the hospital sooner than the national average of a two-day length of stay, experienced significantly higher rates of 30-day mortality and complications. The findings* were presented here at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Stanford University researchers found patients discharged on the same day of surgery were 13 times more likely to die than patients who left after two days (risk adjusted), and were 12 times more likely to have serious complications (1.9% vs. 0.16%). Patients who spent more time in the hospital but were discharged in less than 24 hours after an overnight stay, were two times more likely to die than patients who left after two days of recovery. The overall 30-day mortality rate was 0.1 percent for patients who stayed in the hospital for two or more days, and about 0.8 percent for those who were discharged on the same day of surgery.

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