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Safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of outpatient surgery for uncomplicated acute appendicitis. The PENDI-CSI Randomized Clinical Trial.

Durán Muñoz-Cruzado V, Navarro Morales L, Pareja Ciuró F, Aparicio Sánchez D, Tallón Aguilar L, Padillo-Ruiz J.

Ann Surg 2024; 279: 24-28.

Some 128/149 (85.9 per cent) patients randomized to outpatient  surgery were discharged without admission. There were no differences in complications, readmissions or reinterventions. Outpatient care saved on average £1034 per patient, P<0.001.

Comment: Hospitals should consider an outpatient pathway for this common condition.

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