Comprehensive patient-centered perioperative care: another step towards expanding horizons in anesthesiology

  • Jaime Jaramillo Mejía a. Fondo Solidario Para Auxilio en Caso de Demanda (FEPASDE), Bogotá, Colombia. b. Colombian Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation (S.C.A.R.E.), Bogota, Colombia. c. MEDT SAS - Specialised Pain and Work Clinic, Bogotá, Colombia.
Keywords: Anesthesiology, Perioperative Period, Competency-Based Education, Education, Social resposibility


We must change the current perioperative care model and expand the horizons of our specialty, as the results are unsatisfactory, health systems are unviable, and an imminent crisis is predicted. Although the contributions made by anesthetists have improved the safety of care and have contributed to increase the life expectancy and the quality of life of the population, it is necessary to adopt a comprehensive, patient-centered care model. This involves adapting to new settings of clinical practice, extending anesthetist intervention times, and rethinking the professional competencies that must be demonstrated by those who will practice in the near future. Therefore, we must identify our training deficiencies and start working immediately on overcoming them. The objective of this article is to reflect on the problems of the current model, the solutions proposed by the new models and the successes, difficulties, and opportunities that have been observed during its implementation.


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Jaramillo Mejía J. Comprehensive patient-centered perioperative care: another step towards expanding horizons in anesthesiology. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2018 Jul. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];46(3):242-7. Available from:


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