Medical procedures vary, and so do the lengths of stay
in hospital. Many treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis, which
means, for example, you can arrive at hospital in the morning for a small
operation, examination or infusion therapy and then leave the hospital in the
evening on the same day. In such cases, you are treated in the outpatient
An in-patient stay is advisable if complex medical care is required following a procedure or due to the patientís state of health, if the patient requires intravenous treatment or if the patient may not eat anything for a prolonged period.
One day in hospital or longer?