Improving patient flow and satisfaction: An evidence-based pre-admission clinic and transfer of care pathway for elective surgery patients.
Jing Jing He, winner of the HSRAANZ 2017 Best Paper Award, discusses her paper which describes the redesign, implementation and impact of an evidence-based Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) and a transfer of care pathway. Findings from this study have potential positive implications for perioperative practice. The hospital interviews indicated the lack of evaluation processes in place to measure the effectiveness of PAC services. The algorithms are applicable for elective surgery patients, and can be potentially implemented in private and public hospitals to facilitate the standardisation of care.Read more →