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Invited Commentary
December 2018

Moving Toward Every Patient Training for Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
  • 2University of Michigan Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, Ann Arbor
  • 3Michigan Surgical and Health Optimization Program, Ann Arbor
  • 4Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, Ann Arbor
  • 5Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 6Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, Ann Arbor
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(12):1089. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1658

Prehabilitation aims to enhance functional status before surgery. Through multimodal approaches, including structured exercise, nutritional counseling, and patient empowerment, prehabilitation programs can improve the patient’s preoperative functional status, reduce postoperative complications and length of stay, and lower costs of care.1-5

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