An analysis of methodologies that can be used to validate if a perioperative surgical home improves the patient-centeredness, evidence-based practice, quality, safety, and value of patient care.

@article{Vetter2013AnAO,
  title={An analysis of methodologies that can be used to validate if a perioperative surgical home improves the patient-centeredness, evidence-based practice, quality, safety, and value of patient care.},
  author={Thomas R. Vetter and Nataliya V. Ivankova and Lee A Goeddel and Gerald McGwin and J F Pittet},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={1261-74}
}
Approximately 80 million inpatient and outpatient surgeries are performed annually in the United States. Widely variable and fragmented perioperative care exposes these surgical patients to lapses in expected standard of care, increases the chance for operational mistakes and accidents, results in unnecessary and potentially detrimental care, needlessly drives up costs, and adversely affects the patient healthcare experience. The American Society of Anesthesiologists and other stakeholders have… CONTINUE READING