Priority 22 from the Broken Bones of the Upper Limb in People over 50

UNCERTAINTY: Is day surgery (no overnight hospital stay) for upper limb fractures in people over 50 possible and what are the benefits for the patient and the hospital service?   (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0093/22
Explanatory note Some upper limb fractures require an operation. Most patients require a stay in hospital following their operation. This question looks to determine if a patient could have an operation and be able to go home the same day? If so, would this benefit the patient and would it benefit the hospital service (eg reduce costs)?
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category  Injuries and Accidents
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Will I have to stay overnight? ~ If the fracture needs surgery, how long will I have to stay in hospital?
Submitted by 1 x Healthcare Professional, 2 x Patients, 3 x Carers / Relatives
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0093
PSP name Broken Bones of the Upper Limb in People over 50 PSP
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 50  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 3 December 2018