Navigation Links
UC Irvine’s ‘Perioperative Surgical Home’ Improves Clinical Outcomes While Reducing Healthcare Costs

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2013

As healthcare costs rise in this country, the University of California, Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care has initiated an innovative model to reform healthcare from the frontlines that improves the patient experience while simultaneously reducing costs. Approximately 60 percent of a traditional hospital’s expenses are associated with surgical and procedural care. The Perioperative Surgical Home model coordinates a multidisciplinary continuum of care led by the expertise of the anesthesiologist through the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods. The new model also relies heavily on evidence-based medicine and novel patient preparedness education.

“We’ve created a hub to centralize all the players in the surgical process into one multidisciplinary team to increase patient satisfaction while driving down recovery times, complications, lengths of stay in the hospital and overall costs,” said Zeev Kain, M.D., professor and chair of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and associate dean of Clinical Operations at the School of Medicine. “This is an excellent example of quality care focused on maximizing our best practices that then have a ripple effect on improving the entire spectrum of surgical and procedural care given to the patient.”

The Perioperative Surgical Home could be likened to a clearinghouse for the anesthesiologists, surgeons and other patient care providers to coordinate and optimize the pre-surgery testing and evaluations of patients. The experts collaborate and draw on this data to determine the safest and most-cost effective implants and pharmaceuticals. This PSH model decreases the number of unnecessary tests and consults that must be performed pre-surgery while reducing the rate of complications after surgery. The end result is reduced hospital length of stay, less complications and readmissions, which equals an overall better recovery and patient experience.

In the surgical preparation class, members of the care team meet with the patients to create a plan for preparing for surgery and recovery. The class helps clear any fears and unknowns that often plague patients in the days and hours leading up to surgery. They also equip patients with mind and body relaxation techniques to cope with stress pre-surgery and also post-surgery. The class provides a way for the patient to participate as an active member of the team in ensuring the most optimal outcome for surgery.

UC Irvine Heath and the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is among the first in the country to implement the PSH. Led by Dr. Kain, the Joint Surgical Home was initiated in 2012 with tremendous success. The Joint Surgical Home at UC Irvine has reduced surgical cancellations, complications, length of stay, readmissions and overall costs associated with joint replacement surgery and the recovery process while dramatically increasing patient satisfaction.

UC Irvine is delighted to announce that the next surgical lines in the PSH model, two types of urological procedures, were implemented this month.

Moving forward, Dr. Kain feels the Perioperative Surgical Home model can be replicated and implemented in most surgical areas of care. According to Dr. Kain, by standardizing the process, coordinating services and managing patients through the entire surgical process, the PSH model improves the quality of care while reducing costs.

About UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is one of the premier anesthesiology departments in the United States, which boasts an excellent residency program for training future doctors. The department is affiliated with the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine and provides anesthesia coverage at the UC Irvine Medical Center; the only university hospital and level 1 trauma center serving Orange County. Established in 1967, the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine ranks in the top third of American medical schools in terms of research, and has achieved international recognition in fields such as neuroscience, medical imaging, cardiology, and genetics. UC Irvine Medical Center is one of five University of California medical centers. For more information about the UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, please visit:

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Symple Surgical Inc. Completes Series A Common Stock Financing
2. Dr. Doug Lowy Brings the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique to Louisville, KY for Gum Recession Treatment
3. Global And China Solid Laser Surgical Equipment Industry 2013 Deep Research Report
4. Victory Surgical Hospital East Houston Receives Accreditation From the Joint Commission
5. Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS) Eradicates Common Misconceptions About Neurosurgery
6. Advanced Centers for Surgical Education to Host Courses at the Texas EMS Conference
7. Spectrum Surgical Offers Custom Surgery Packs for Veterinarians
8. da Vinci Lawsuit News: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Comments on Report of Need for Surgical Robot Training
9. North Central Surgical Center Recognized as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013
10. Spectrum Surgical Offers a Range of Surgical Instrument Education Programs and Products for Ongoing Training and to Make Patients Safer
11. Deaths, Injuries and Malfunctions Tied to da Vinci Surgical Robot May Prompt Hospitals to Improve Training for Doctors Using Device, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from ... avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this ... coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that ... chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent ... special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their writing ... which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating him ... Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, Genome ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken ... regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved ... Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more ... providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  Global ... a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the ... needs, today announced the closing of its previously ... common stock, at the public offering price of ... the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin - ... " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" report ... This report focuses on the global market of ... applications in various applications. The report deals with spectroscopy ... industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and environmental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: