Patient selection for outpatient cases — 4 considerations

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Hospitals and health systems should use objective, evidence-based criteria to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for outpatient surgery, according to Change Healthcare.

Four things that providers should take into account:

1. Whether the patient has significant existing comorbidities
2. Whether the procedure is high or low complexity
3. Whether the patient is committed to following postoperative guidance
4. Whether the patient has a limited support system

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