Features  |   March 2020
The Complementary Relationship Between the PSH and ERAS
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Features   |   March 2020
The Complementary Relationship Between the PSH and ERAS
ASA Monitor 3 2020, Vol.84, 10-13.
ASA Monitor 3 2020, Vol.84, 10-13.
In recent years, two practice models have gained widespread recognition within the field of anesthesiology: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH). Both were created with the objective of improving clinical care and patient satisfaction while also reducing length of stay and costs to the health care system. These aims are of utmost importance, as current perioperative care in the U.S. is fragmented, expensive and driven by focus on hospital reimbursement rather than quality of services offered.1  There is a great need to bring medical costs into a sustainable range, and the U.S. health care system is thus moving away from the traditional fee-for-service model toward a bundled payment system that focuses on value rather than volume.1,2  In such a climate, hospitals will be incentivized to provide a higher quality of services for reduced costs, and ERAS and the PSH provide different yet complementary means to achieve these goals.
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