A patient-centered surgical home to improve outpatient surgical processes of care and outcomes
2014
IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering
3
4
119-134
Strategic
No
Yes
Preparing patients for surgery is critical for achieving the best possible surgical outcomes. To do this effectively, care must be coordinated across several types of specialists, and potentially across multiple settings. In this paper, we develop a Patient-Centered Surgical Home (PCSH) for outpatient surgery based on the concept of the Perioperative Surgical Home proposed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. A key feature of the PCSH is to have an anesthesiology preoperative