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PREOPERATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

What are the four essential “dos” of preoperative risk assessment? Do interview and examine the patient with respect to major organ-system disease, and describe the extent, severity, and stability of each disease in your assessment. Do explain to the patient your estimate of his or her risk of complications of anesthesia and surgery, and document […]

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