Article Abstract

Selecting candidates for early discharge after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer

Authors: Valérie Fonteyne, Elke Rammant, Karel Decaestecker

Abstract

As part of reducing health care costs, there is growing interest in shortening postoperative hospital length of stay (LOS). For both non-oncological and oncological surgical procedures shortening of LOS has been found to be feasible and safe (1,2). However, data on impact of early discharge after major surgery such as radical cystectomy (RC) are scarce.