Shorter waiting periods
Surgeons can maintain their schedules without interruption due to emergencies that can delay scheduled surgeries in the hospital setting. The waiting times for patients are therefore reduced and only confined to surgery and recovery times.
Lower readmission rates
The patients have lower risks of being re-admitted into the hospitals due to hospital acquired infections. Re-admission rates currently stand at about 35-40% for acute hospitals whereas day hospitals are currently experiencing 5-10% re-admission rates.
Reduced cost of care
Most of the procedures performed at day hospitals cost about 50-70% of the price being charged at acute hospitals depending on the type of procedure. This is due to the fact that day hospitals are much smaller and confined spaces with very low overhead expenses.