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Special Edition: Anesthesia - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 4 3 C OVID-19 has com- pletely changed the calcu- lus of outpatient surgery. You want patients to spend as little time in your facility as possible — and likely, so do they. You must be more proactive than ever in advancing high-value, high-quality care pathways. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) models can be extremely powerful, transformative tools in that effort. I've seen enhanced recovery work wonders for patients and facili- ties alike, time and time again. Effective implementation requires both evidence-based standardization and highly individualized patient care. It's a lot of work to implement. There are lots of hearts and minds to win over, and time-honored practices to change. But it's worth it in Send Patients Home Sooner and Healthier Enhanced recovery protocols are more important than ever during the coronavirus crisis. BE PREPARED Successful implementation of enhanced recovery protocols involves more intensive patient education and communication throughout the entire episode of care. Zeev Kain, MD, MBA | Orange, Calif.

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