Integrating perioperative information from divergent sources

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Abstract

The enormous diversity of physician practices, including specialists, and patient requirements and comorbidities make integration of appropriate perioperative information difficult. Lack of communicating computer systems adds to the difficulty of assembling data. Meta analysis and evidence-based studies indicate that far too many tests are performed perioperatively. Guidelines for appropriate perioperative management have been formulated by several specialties. Education as to current findings and requirements should be better communicated to surgeons, consultants, and patients to improve healthcare needs and at the same time decrease costs. Means to better communication by interpersonal collaboration are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • data accumulation
  • interpersonal collaboration
  • preoperative assessment
  • preoperative testing

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