Table 3

Reasons for 18 overnight admissions in the group of 200 admissions planned to be day case

Type of surgeryRecorded adverse eventProportion of the (18) planned day cases admitted overnight
Bilateral surgery (9 admissions)(None)2/18
Unilateral surgery (191 admissions)Medical events (9 admissions):
 Postoperative nausea/vomiting4/18
 Difficult intubation 1/18
 Postoperative hypotension1/18
 Postoperative bradycardia1/18
 Postoperative drowsiness1/18
 Continued postoperative   haemorrhage1/18
Non-medical events (7 admissions):
 Patient preference4/18
 Lack of transport1/18
 Administrative problems2/18