The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) is a continuum of patient-centered care coordinated by a multidisciplinary team. From the time the decision for surgery is made through discharge from the hospital and 30-days beyond, PSH care is centered on the patient instead of the disease or surgical procedure.
Patients receive a more individualized service that is expertly coordinated by the PSH team across multiple departments and phases of care. This care plan is tailored to use the patient’s time efficiently while reducing redundancies, length of stay in the hospital and avoidable readmissions to the hospital for complications post-surgery.
Patient education, shared-decision making, clinical pathways, and evidence-based practices that reduce variability, lower costs and enhance the patient experience are the foundation of the Perioperative Surgical Home. The patient is well informed and knows what to expect throughout the pre-operation, surgery, post-operation and recovery period. The Perioperative Surgical Home care team fortifies a well-established line of communication between the surgeon, anesthesiologist, hospitalist, patient and surgical care providers every step of the way. The result is a seamless, integrative approach to surgery. This ensures the patient is medically optimized prior to surgery, experiences an uneventful, smooth hospital course , and transitions home for a quick return to normal activity.
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