Perioperative medicine is an emerging area of patient care. Perioperative care clinicians are medical professionals with complementary skills, committed to the common purpose of: upholding patient dignity, encouraging patient autonomy, facilitating shared decision making and advocating patient rights, during the pre, intra and post-operative periods. This is achievable through collaboration with, and participation in, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, and in turn, can improve patient experiences and reduce both inpatient hospital days and early re-admissions following surgery. We call this approach a "Perioperative Care Model".
The Perioperative Care Model
The goal of perioperative medicine is to bridge the gap in knowledge that currently exists between medical specialty areas, and in doing so, improve patient experiences and outcomes, lower the occurrence of postoperative issues, decrease the number of days spent in the hospital, and minimise re...
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