“Look at it from where is the patient, and what’s best for the patient; I think that the other answers follow and yes, it is higher quality, yes, there can be some opportunities for cost savings; even if it ‘breaks even’ if the patients are happier, isn’t that worth moving into the concept and proving that it does make a difference?”

The value proposition is an essential element of advocating perioperative care; we know it provides safer, better quality outcomes but how do we translate that into a language that both patients, fee payers and providers can all understand?

This piece follows on from “The size and scope of the problem with Jim Grant & Mike Englesbe | EBPOM 2021” Las Vegas, if you’d like to hear that go here: https://topmedtalk.libsyn.com/the-size-and-scope-of-the-problem-with-jim-grant-mike-englesbe-ebpom-2021-las-vegas

Presented by Desiree Chappell, introducing her panellists Linda Groah, CEO, Executive Director of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and Amy Stout, Operating Partner at Cranemere and Interim President Clinical Services at NorthStar; alongside contributions from additional contributors from the previous session, Jim Grant, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Mike Englesbe Darling Sr. & Cyrenus G. Darling Jr. Professor of Surgery, Michigan.