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What is the best time to have surgery?

You and your doctor decide that you need surgery. It's not urgent, per se, but it should happen quickly. It's your best option. Your doctor asks you when you can have the procedure carried out.

What time should you pick? You're going to take work off regardless, and you're going to have a significant recovery time. Is there a time of day or a day of the week that is best, or should you just take the next time slot they have open?

If you can, some researchers believe that you should try to have the surgery done at nine o'clock in the morning. You should also have it done during the week, rather than on the weekend.

The reasoning is that that is the time when errors are least common. Researchers from Duke University looked specifically at pain management and anesthesia errors. The incident rates were lowest at nine in the morning on the weekdays.

It makes sense simply from a logical standpoint. While mistakes can be made at any time, surgeons may just be starting their shifts at nine in the morning and will be fresh. They won't be burned out by a long day or by working on the weekend when they really want to be at home. This mindset can help them avoid mistakes and keep you safe.

Of course, you can't always pick the time for your surgery, and errors are made even at "safe" times. If you're injured as a result of a surgical complication, you may want to look into your rights to financial compensation.

Source: Everyday Health, "What You Need to Know About Surgery," accessed June 15, 2017

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