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A series of short articles on key topics in perioperative medicine, published in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine

POM in a Nutshell

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A new cross-speciality educational collaboration in perioperative medicine

Dr Katie Samuel, Dr Andrew Rogerson & Miss Ana-Catarina Pinho-Gomes

11 Oct 2017

Introduction
Many clinicians will by now be increasingly familiar with the term ‘perioperative medicine’, which encompasses a refreshed way of managing the integrated, multidisciplinary medical care of the surgical patient. The principles are not necessarily new, but the success of projects such as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Europe and the Perioperative Surgical Home (Kehlet et al, 2015) in the USA have triggered a wave of interest and enthusiasm in trainees and consultants alike, by envisioning how revamping patients' care from contemplation of surgery through to hospital discharge could result in efficiency, quality and safety improvements.

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