Benefits of Day Hospitals for Patients
The Day Hospital Association of South Africa promotes Day Hospitals with the following benefits for patients:
- Minimum disruption to their lives – procedure done same day, no overnight stay
- Speedier recovery times
- Risk of hospital acquired infections reduced
- More cost effective alternative than acute hospital admission
- Day hospital patients generally receive good information and feedback about their care and treatment.
- Day Hospital tariffs are charged according to scale of benefits