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Day-case or Inpatient Care Following Inguinal Hernia Repair in Elderly Patients

This study has been completed.
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Helsinki University Central Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01041430
First received: December 30, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2009
History: No changes posted

December 30, 2009
December 30, 2009
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Day-case or Inpatient Care Following Inguinal Hernia Repair in Elderly Patients
Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Day-case and Inpatient Care Following Inguinal Hernia Repair in Elderly Patients

The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of day surgery for elderly patients undergoing elective open inguinal hernia repair. Medically stable patients aged 65 years or older, with postoperative care available at home, were randomized to receive treatment either as day-cases or inpatients. Younger day-case patients undergoing the same procedure served as controls. Outcome measures during two postoperative weeks were complications, unplanned admissions and visits to the hospital, unplanned visits to primary health care and patients' acceptance of the type of provided care. The investigators expected to find a higher degree of satisfaction in the patient group receiving day-case care.

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  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
  • Aged
  • Hernia, Inguinal
  • Other: day surgery care
  • Other: inpatient care
  • Active Comparator: Day Surgery Group
    Intervention: Other: day surgery care
  • Active Comparator: Inpatient Group
    Intervention: Other: inpatient care
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • referral for open repair of inguinal hernia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe comorbidity (ASA class IV, unstable ASA class III)
  • postoperative care at home not available
  • not willing to receive day-case care
  • unable to understand numeric rating scale
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65 Years and older
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Finland
 
NCT01041430
T102010087a
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Helsinki University Central Hospital
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Helsinki University Central Hospital
December 2009

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