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Perioperative Surgical Home Improves Quality, Reduces Health Care Costs
December 16, 2014  | 

Schaumburg, ILThe Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model consistently and significantly improves quality of care for patients and reduces health care costs, reports a first-of-its-kind, large-scale literature review of the PSH in the United States and abroad. The review, published online this month in Milbank Quarterly, provides further evidence to support the benefits, and encourage the adoption, of the PSH model.

“There is a global push for more rigorously coordinated and integrated management of surgical patients to enhance patient satisfaction and improve quality of care and outcomes, while cutting costs,” said Thomas R. Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A., co-author of the review and director of health policy research at the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), Schaumburg, Ill. “Whether in the U.S. or overseas, our review found that the PSH model of care is highly effective at achieving these measures by reducing cancellations and surgical delays, lowering complication rates and readmissions, and shortening hospital stays.” 

The PSH is a patient-centered, physician-led, multidisciplinary team-based model of coordinated care. In a PSH, a patient’s entire surgical experience – preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative and post-discharge – is fully coordinated and treated as one continuum of care. The PSH model emphasizes the cost-efficient use of resources as well as lead physician, multi-specialty team and patient-shared decision-making. Continue>

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