Preoperative care improves health for patients before and after surgery

Mar 8, 2022

Surgical patients at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) are experiencing improved health even before their elective procedures because of proactive care from a team of doctors and health providers co-led by a urologist and a family physician.
Patients are recovering faster, care teams are more efficient, and pressure is eased on BC’s health care system by taking a prehabilitation approach through the Surgical Patient Optimization Collaborative (SPOC), which is funded by the Specialist Services Committee, Shared Care, and General Practice Committee; these three the Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs) represent a partnership of Doctors of BC and BC Government. 

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Dr Rachel McGhee, Dr Alym Abdulla, and Nicole Dron

Dr Rachel McGhee (l), Dr Alym Abdulla (c), and Nicole Dron (r)