On October 1, 2004, we began postoperative home visits to patients who had been put under general anesthesia. In the initial period, there were not a few patients who went unnoticed as only their names were put in their papers for postoperative home visits. In light of this situation, we performed a questionnaire survey on the necessity of postoperative home visits with 23 nurses picked up as respondents. Of them, 15 nurses (65%) said they thought it necessary to put the paper in the due form. For improvements in the form, we decided to add another item - that is, information on the checkup of the skin. Twenty-one nurses (92%) said they thought postoperative home visits necessary, as they were much interested in the postoperative conditions of patients. As we had designated nurses in charge of postoperative home visits, the number of patients to whom postoperative home visits were not made was on the decrease. The designation of nurses in charge of postoperative home visits and the changes made in the form proved useful in our endeavor to firmly establish the system of posterative home visits.