May 16, 2016

PSH Learning Collaborative gains participants in phase two

By: OR Manager

The perioperative surgical home (PSH) has been gaining momentum, with early results linking it to lower costs, better quality, fewer emergency department (ED) visits and readmissions, and shorter stays in skilled nursing facilities or none at all. In February, the PSH Learning Collaborative, a partnership between the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Premier, Inc, announced results from the first phase of the program (sidebar, p 12). Most of the 44 participating healthcare organizations said the PSH model enhanced clinical quality, controlled costs, and improved patient experiences. For the phase two, which began in April, nearly 60 participating organizations will be striving to build on the success of phase one.

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