“To provide the final chapter in an episode of Day Care surgery via a survey link sent to the patient; studying the results as applied to a diverse group, in order to lift the standard of care where possible and improve the economy of health care in Australia”
With a registry we can
The Day Care Anaesthesia Registry
Completing the experience
We've Come a Long Way
The DayCOR initiative has been established by the ACE Day Care Anaesthesia Special Interest Group
I became chairman of the ACE Day Care Anaesthesia Special Interest Group (SIG) some years ago when I “semi-retired” to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne.
All my professional life I had wondered about the outcomes of my day care patients. VERY occasionally one would hear about an unsatisfactory outcome and hospital admission, usually from a surgical complication, but I was well aware that many patients struggled with pain relief and nausea at home, as well as the decision to call .…who?... when they feared a complication.
With time on my hands, and with the total support of the SIG executive, the outcomes of day care anaesthesia became a major study for the SIG.
It soon became obvious that there was little time for hospitals to provide the impetus to determine these outcomes. Telephone calls were an expensive time consumer and inefficient way to obtain results despite determined efforts.
Then along came the Clinical Anaesthesia Survey Tool (CAST) web server, which has provided the total solution.
At the time of writing we have surveyed over 8500 patients in a two hospital trial.
Ken, Feb 2019
Dr Ken Sleeman MB MS (Hons) FAMA FANZCA
Chairman ACE Day Care Anaesthesia SIG