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Table 2 Day surgery criteria

From: Root causes of extended length of stay and unplanned readmissions after orthopedic surgery and hand surgery: a retrospective observational cohort study

Operation duration < 3 h
No significant risk of respiratory tract swelling
No respiratory tract anomalies
No or stable chronic disease
No obstructive sleep apnea
Body mass index < 35
Ability to climb more than 2 flights of stairs without stopping
Ability to care for oneself independently
No unstable psychiatric illnesses
No drug or alcohol addiction
Caregiver over the age of 16 at home for first postoperative night