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The Presurgical Episode: An Untapped Opportunity to Improve Value

Erika D. Sears, MD, MS; Rodney A. Hayward, MD; and Eve A. Kerr, MD, MPH
Expansion of episode of care measurement models to include presurgical care is an added opportunity to improve quality, value, and efficiency in healthcare delivery.
Am J Manag Care. 2019;25(5):219-220

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Author Affiliations: Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery (EDS), and Department of Internal Medicine (RAH, EAK), Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI; Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (EDS, RAH, EAK), Ann Arbor, MI; Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan (EDS, RAH, EAK), Ann Arbor, MI.

Source of Funding: Dr Sears is supported by Career Development Award Number IK2 HX002592 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service.

Author Disclosures: The authors report no relationship or financial interest with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this article.

Authorship Information: Concept and design (EDS, RAH, EAK); drafting of the manuscript (EDS, RAH, EAK); critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content (EDS, RAH, EAK); obtaining funding (EDS); administrative, technical, or logistic support (EDS); and supervision (EDS, RAH, EAK).

Address Correspondence to: Erika D. Sears, MD, MS, Section of Plastic Surgery, Michigan Medicine, 2130 Taubman Center, SPC 5340, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5340. Email: endavis@med.umich.edu.
 
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