Same-day discharge often safe after appendix surgery
“The results are not surprising and rather reaffirm the practice that patients may be discharged on the same day as the surgery if the treating team feels it is appropriate,” said senior author Dr. Armen Aboulian of Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in California.

“The decision for a patient to be discharged is based on numerous things and many teams, including the operating surgeon, the anesthesiologist, the recovery room team and any other consultants that may have been involved,” Aboulian said. “It is a complex decision but with this study, we showed that if patients are discharged without spending the night, they do well and do not end up returning to the emergency room at higher rates.”....