Priority 22 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How does having the same anesthesiologist and care team before, during, and after surgery impact patient outcomes and experience? (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0084/22
Explanatory note

This question asks about the impacts of having the same healthcare providers throughout an anesthesia care experience. Respondents wanted to know, for example, about the impacts if the same anesthesiologist at a pre-admission clinic also administers the patient's anesthesia medication.


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is there an impact on outcomes depending on whether or not the same anesthesiologist does pre-op assessment and provides the anesthetic? ~ Why do anesthesiologists not come by to see you after your surgery to ask about your experience? Doctors do rounds but you never see your Anesthetist again. 
Submitted by Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019