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2022 Mar 24

J Perioper Pract

Adopting the day surgery default in the provision of lumbar discectomy and decompressive surgery.


Paluch AJ, Matthews AH, Mullins S, Vanstone RJ, Woodacre T
J Perioper Pract. 2022 Mar 24:17504589211054360.
PMID: 35322699.


Provision of day case spinal procedures in the UK is below expected standards and there is a need for the creation of guidance and patient pathways to address this. Here we present a day case lumbar discectomy protocol and evaluate its impact at our institution.