Smoothing out the ride for surgical patients

Bruce P Waxman
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10383
Published online: 20 May 2013

Bruce Waxman examines the drivers of change in perioperative care and the effects on patient outcomes

Whether a patient is having an elective or emergency procedure, ideally their journey will follow a pathway that has been mapped out from the time of entering the hospital until their discharge summary is generated.

  • Bruce P Waxman

  • Academic Surgical Unit, Monash University, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, Dandenong, VIC.

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