Perioperative care: who, when, and why?

  • Aneel Bhangu University of Birmingham
Keywords: perioperative care


Perioperative care aims to improve outcomes for patients around the time of their operation. If this benefit is viewed as achieving a complication-free, early discharge following a surgical episode, then good care before, during, and after the operation is encompassed within it. In order to span this timeframe, perioperative care needs to be delivered collaboratively across the broad team looking after the patient, including anaesthetists, surgeons, and nursing staff.

Author Biography

Aneel Bhangu, University of Birmingham
Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, University of Birmingham