Perioperative medicine tutorial of the month [POMTOM]

Tutorial of the month


The Rationale for Perioperative Medicine

Dr Sam de Silva

01 Jan 2017

The Perioperative Medicine Programme established by the Royal College of Anaesthetists in January 2015 describes the development of a new medical subspecialty aimed at improving patient care throughout the entire surgical journey1. The subspecialty of perioperative medicine has evolved in response to advances in surgical and anaesthesia techniques, enabling surgery to take place on an increasingly complex surgical population.

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