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10. Perioperative and Transitional Care

In this episode, Marc and Mo are joined by special guest P.J. Devereaux, Director of the Division of Perioperative Care at McMaster University, in an informative discussion on the future of perioperative and transitional care. With much of the world still dealing with a third wave of the Covid pandemic, and with hospital access continuing to be a challenge because of high rates of ER visits and hospital readmissions, how can we optimize the safety and care of patients both intraoperatively and postoperatively? What are the roles of technology, personnel, data monitoring, and established protocols in ensuring timely and improved patient care after discharge? What are the cost considerations associated with technology and technology support? How do these costs compare with those of ER visits and rehospitalizations? How might the development of a new discipline of perioperative and transitional care help to save lives, provide better patient experiences, improve outcomes, and avoid overloading our ERs and hospitals?

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