Preoperative care improves health for patients before and after surgery

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