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Designing and Running a Preoperative Clinic.

A new interesting article has been published in Anesthesiol Clin. 2018 Dec;36(4):479-491. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2018.07.001. Review and titled:

Designing and Running a Preoperative Clinic.

Authors of this article are:

Blitz JD, Mabry C.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Value in health care has been described as quality divided by cost, where quality is the sum of patient outcomes and experience. A well-run preoperative evaluation clinic (PEC) offers many opportunities to improve the value of the care delivered to patients by reducing the associated costs and improving the quality of care. Certain patient education and medical optimization strategies initiated in the PEC clinic are linked to an improvement in patients’ long-term health outcomes. When designing a PEC, it is important to address the PEC’s mission and scope with all stakeholders early in the process.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Advanced practice providers;Preoperative evaluation;Quality improvement;Resident education;Triple-aim framework;Value in health care


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