Background: Same-day discharge (SDD) after colectomy is feasible but requires effective post-discharge remote follow-up. Previous studies have used in-person home visits or a mobile health (mHealth) phone app, but the use of simple telephone calls for remote follow-up has not yet been studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare outcomes after SDD for minimally invasive colectomy using mHealth or telephone remote post-discharge follow-up. Methods: A prospective cohort study was undertaken at two university-affiliated colorectal referral institutions from 02/2020 to 05/2021. Adult patients without significant comorbidities undergoing elective minimally invasive colectomy. Patients were discharged on the day of surgery based on set criteria. Post-discharge remote follow-up was performed using a mHealth app at site 1 and scheduled telephone calls at site 2 up to postoperative day (POD) 7. The main outcome for this study was the success rate of SDD, defined as discharge on POD0 without emergency department (ED) visit or readmission within the first 3 days. Results: A total of 105 patients were recruited (site 1, n = 70; site 2, n = 35). Overall, 75% of patients were discharged on POD0 (site 1 81% vs. site 2 63%, p = 0.038), of which only two patients required an ED visit within the first 3 days, leading to an overall success rate of 73% (site 1 80% vs. site 2 60%, p = 0.029). The incidence of 30-day complications (16% vs. 20%, p = 0.583), ED visits (11% vs. 11%, p = 1.00), and readmissions (9% vs. 14%, p = 0.367) were similar between the two sites. There was only one patient at each study site that went to the ED without instructions through remote follow-up. Conclusions: A high proportion of patients planned for SDD were discharged on POD0 with few patients requiring an early unplanned ED visit. These results were similar with an mHealth app or telephone calls for post-discharge remote follow-ups, suggesting that SDD is feasible regardless of the method of post-discharge remote follow-up. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

North American multicentre evaluation of a same-day discharge protocol for minimally invasive colorectal surgery using mHealth or telephone remote post-discharge monitoring / Lee, L.; Eustache, J.; Tran-McCaslin, M.; Basam, M.; Baldini, G.; Rudikoff, A.G.; Liberman, S.; Feldman, L.S.; McLemore, E.C.. - In: SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY. - ISSN 0930-2794. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 0-0. [10.1007/s00464-022-09208-8]

North American multicentre evaluation of a same-day discharge protocol for minimally invasive colorectal surgery using mHealth or telephone remote post-discharge monitoring

Baldini, G.;
2022

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Background: Same-day discharge (SDD) after colectomy is feasible but requires effective post-discharge remote follow-up. Previous studies have used in-person home visits or a mobile health (mHealth) phone app, but the use of simple telephone calls for remote follow-up has not yet been studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare outcomes after SDD for minimally invasive colectomy using mHealth or telephone remote post-discharge follow-up. Methods: A prospective cohort study was undertaken at two university-affiliated colorectal referral institutions from 02/2020 to 05/2021. Adult patients without significant comorbidities undergoing elective minimally invasive colectomy. Patients were discharged on the day of surgery based on set criteria. Post-discharge remote follow-up was performed using a mHealth app at site 1 and scheduled telephone calls at site 2 up to postoperative day (POD) 7. The main outcome for this study was the success rate of SDD, defined as discharge on POD0 without emergency department (ED) visit or readmission within the first 3 days. Results: A total of 105 patients were recruited (site 1, n = 70; site 2, n = 35). Overall, 75% of patients were discharged on POD0 (site 1 81% vs. site 2 63%, p = 0.038), of which only two patients required an ED visit within the first 3 days, leading to an overall success rate of 73% (site 1 80% vs. site 2 60%, p = 0.029). The incidence of 30-day complications (16% vs. 20%, p = 0.583), ED visits (11% vs. 11%, p = 1.00), and readmissions (9% vs. 14%, p = 0.367) were similar between the two sites. There was only one patient at each study site that went to the ED without instructions through remote follow-up. Conclusions: A high proportion of patients planned for SDD were discharged on POD0 with few patients requiring an early unplanned ED visit. These results were similar with an mHealth app or telephone calls for post-discharge remote follow-ups, suggesting that SDD is feasible regardless of the method of post-discharge remote follow-up. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.
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Lee, L.; Eustache, J.; Tran-McCaslin, M.; Basam, M.; Baldini, G.; Rudikoff, A.G.; Liberman, S.; Feldman, L.S.; McLemore, E.C.
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