Royal College of Anaesthetitcs

The Rationale for Perioperative Medicine

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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