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Revving the Perioperative Engine: How an Engaged Anesthesia Group Can Transform Your Hospital

4/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Provision of efficient, high-quality surgical services is crucial to the financial survival of today's hospitals and health systems. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, surgical admissions generated a full 48 percent of hospital revenue in 2011. As reimbursement shifts toward value-based payments, hospitals are seeking to boost quality by integrating surgical services with other hospital-based specialties. However, differing schedules, disparate goals, and cultural clashes can inhibit cooperation — frustrating patients, fragmenting care delivery, and ultimately leading to poorer outcomes.

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