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Anesthesiologists with PSH patient

Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)

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.

UCI Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is leading UCI Health in transforming the way we deliver surgical care. Approximately 60 percent of a hospital’s expenses are related to surgery and procedural care. The PSH model is healthcare reform from the inside by reducing the overall costs associated with healthcare and providing coordinated, protocolized and evidence-based care to our patients. This is a process of eliminating extraneous costs in healthcare.


  • Coordination of care with highest standards for patient safety as well as efficiency
  • Reduce cost of care and decrease length of stay
  • Reduce complication rate and re-admissions
  • Standardization of practice using evidence based practices and guidelines
  • Improve overall satisfaction of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nursing and patients
  • Provide quality and performance improvement measures demonstrating success, outcomes based on research
  • Model surgical home for many other surgical product lines