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What is Perioperative Medicine?

The time from contemplation of surgery to full recovery

Perioperative medicine is based on the concept of choosing the right surgery for the right patient. As an evolving specialty, the model that is chosen for your hospital should focus on improving short and long term outcomes.  Anesthesiologists are ideally positioned to lead Perioperative care of the surgical patient because of expertise in physiology, pharmacology and an understanding of the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of a surgical patient. 

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