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SURGICAL DAY CASES

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Definition:
Surgical day cases refers to patients who are given invasive surgical treatment (elective surgeries only) which are carried out in a dedicated surgical unit or part of a hospital and which lead to discharge on the day of the operation.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 26, 2001