Despite the apparent similarities between Day Care and Outpatient treatments, the main point of difference lies at the level of hospitalization and time of stay in hospital. In a Day Care procedure, patient should be hospitalized for the treatment less than a day. The operation is then carried out and the patient is kept in the ward for observation for a few hours. Patient is discharged usually in less than 6 hours after ensuring that he/she has recovered satisfactorily and received adequate treatment. Post-operational medication and clear instructions are given when the patient is discharged.
Some day care treatments do not require admission to the day care department if the patient is an outpatient, as FMC enables patients to receive treatment sometimes in the outpatient clinic itself. Day care treatments include: