Designing and Running a Preoperative Clinic.


Journal Article (Review)

Value in health care has been described as quality divided by cost, where quality is the sum of patient outcomes and experience. A well-run preoperative evaluation clinic (PEC) offers many opportunities to improve the value of the care delivered to patients by reducing the associated costs and improving the quality of care. Certain patient education and medical optimization strategies initiated in the PEC clinic are linked to an improvement in patients' long-term health outcomes. When designing a PEC, it is important to address the PEC's mission and scope with all stakeholders early in the process.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blitz, JD; Mabry, C

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 479 - 491

PubMed ID

  • 30390773

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30390773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anclin.2018.07.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States