ASA and its journal, Anesthesiology, announce the 23rd annual Journal Symposium to be held at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015, October 27, 2015, in San Diego on the topic:

Moderators: James Rathmell, M.D., Professor of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Warren Sandberg, M.D., Professor and Chair of Anesthesia, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Description: A common axiom in architecture reads: “If you want to change the way people work, change the building they work in.” The 2015 Journal Symposium addresses the changes in health care design and delivery head on, with this axiom setting the context. Physician anesthesiologists and others involved in the world of perioperative and procedural medicine are facing intense pressure to alter systems of care to improve the value delivered to patients. Such pressures are not new, but the intensity of the pressure has risen dramatically. The advent of the Affordable Care Act and payer...

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