There were many highlights at PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 in Las Vegas last January, but I was especially excited by the talk given by Angela Bader, M.D., M.P.H., of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She spoke on “Demonstrating the Value of a Preoperative Clinic” during the Advanced Practice Management Pre-Conference and provided insight on successful approaches to perioperative care. Dr. Bader’s talk and my own experiences speaking with residents at the conference on issues related to value-added services, to me, points a way toward a path for the successful evolution of anesthesiology services.

Dr. Bader has the good fortune to work in an integrated system that encourages a systematic approach to perioperative care. As such, the Center for Preoperative Evaluation sees all patients who are scheduled for procedures at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Clinic...

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