Perioperative medicine survey

We've emailed all fellows, trainees and SIMGs a link to the ANZCA perioperative medicine survey. So please check your inbox and have your say.
 
Perioperative medicine is a key focus for ANZCA and is one of the pillars of the ANZCA Strategic Plan: 2018-2022. Completing a quick, seven-question survey will help guide our next steps in this area.

Perioperative medicine can be considered as the practice of patient-centred, multidisciplinary, and integrated medical care from the moment surgery is contemplated through to full recovery.

It recognises the importance of enhanced pre-operative evaluation and preparation, intra-operative care, and post-operative care until advanced modalities of care are no longer necessary. It also involves the management of systems and personnel supporting these activities.

It aims to facilitate effective communication with the patient and their family so as to ensure that surgical outcomes align with their expectations and wishes.

The perioperative physician will help them navigate the healthcare system and co-ordinate their care by different clinicians and sub-specialties through shared decision making. The result will be a reduction in inpatient hospital days and a reduction in early re-admissions following surgery. 

There is a lot of work ahead including research, economic modelling, the establishment of models of care and the development of educational offerings.

Before we progress this work though, we want to hear from our fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates – about what you think, and what your experiences are with perioperative medicine.
We encourage you to take the time to do this survey. It should take no more than five minutes and it will greatly inform our work over the next few years.

If you have not received the survey link (and believe you should have) or have any questions about the survey, please email us. You have until October 26 2018 to complete the survey.
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