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Duke Health's Peri-Operative Enhancement Team Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Today’s The Wall Street Journal features Duke Health's Peri-Operative Enhancement Team (POET), a collaboration between the Departments of Anesthesiology, Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Medicine, among others, to improve outcomes for high-risk surgery candidates.

Through the POET initiative, high-risk patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and anemia, are referred for treatment before surgery to increase their chances of success. "Pre-surgical optimization" programs, like the POET program, lead to a reduced risk of complications, shortened hospital stays, and lower rates of readmissions following surgery.

Read the article in The Wall Street Journal to learn more about Duke Health's efforts to improve surgical outcomes for patients.

"Are You Fit for Surgery?"

The Wall Street Journal

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