What are the latest developments in quality improvement programs that help operative teams around the world take what they do to the next level? When does the surgical journey begin? How has a focus upon patients prior to surgery improved outcomes? What are “the five phases of care”? How has data collection and management helped us to continually improve a patient’s surgical journey?

This piece is a talk which was given during the 8th Australian and New Zealand Symposium of Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group: “Updates in Perioperative Medicine 360” which took place between November 7th-9th 2019

Presented by Clifford Ko, Professor of Surgery at UCLA, Director of the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care at the American College of Surgeons.