Standardized Care Versus Precision Medicine in the Perioperative Setting: Can Point-of-Care Testing Help Bridge the Gap?

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(Abstracted from Anesth Analg, 124(4):1347–1353, 2017)In perioperative setting, precision medicine targets the patient's inherent genetic and environmental variability to achieve an individualized approach to health care, whereas standardized care pathways and protocols aim at decreasing variability of care at the systemic and practitioner level. The current article aims at understanding precision medicine and outlining an implementation procedure in the perioperative setting.

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