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Compliance with driving instructions following anaesthesia for a day-case procedure

Mitchell, MJ 2015, 'Compliance with driving instructions following anaesthesia for a day-case procedure' , Ambulatory Surgery Journal, 21 (1) , pp. 4-9.

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Abstract

The study explored the behaviour of patients driving within 24 hours of a day-case procedure. Although advised not to drive for 24 hours, evidence suggests some patients are non-compliant. Of the 654 questionnaires returned, 3 people drove home following General Anaesthesia, 1 after sedation and 16 following Local Anaesthesia with 30 not responding. 10 elected to drive within 24 hours of GA, 5 following sedation and 58 following LA with 6 not responding. 73 therefore drove within 24 hours. A minority thereby arrived by car suggesting pre-meditated non-compliance. Patients should be requested to sign a disclaimer regarding driving prior discharge.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Ambulatory Surgery Journal
Publisher: International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MJ Mitchell
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2015 11:36
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34091

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