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Streamlining the preoperative process for the open heart surgery patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12593365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comprehensive preadmission process for open heart surgery patients sets the stage for preventing post-operative complications and improves patient outcomes. Due to the complexity and expense of open heart surgery, it is essential for every organization to ensure that patients are adequately assessed, well educated and prepared both clinically and psychologically for the event. Establishing a seamless preoperative process that anticipates all patient and clinical needs helps achieve program goals and outcomes, reduces costly delays and improves patient and family satisfaction. Organizations should invest the time to guarantee that these processes are smooth and efficient.
Cynthia Havrilak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NAHAM access management journal     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1534-9861     ISO Abbreviation:  NAHAM Access Manag J     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-20     Completed Date:  2003-03-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125179     Medline TA:  NAHAM Access Manag J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3, 5     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Admitting Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
Efficiency, Organizational*
Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
Preoperative Care / methods*
Thoracic Surgery / methods*
United States

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