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Online Preoperative Risk Assessment Tools 

Online Preoperative Risk Assessment Tools
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Online Preoperative Risk Assessment Tools
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Ali Aminian

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190608347.003.0006
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date: 10 December 2019

Despite the presence of robust data on safety and efficacy of bariatric and metabolic surgery, many patients and physicians do not consider surgery to treat obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. One reason may be inaccurate beliefs about the risk-benefit ratios of medical and surgical treatments of obesity. Estimating the risk of postoperative complications can improve surgical decision-making and informed patient consent. Furthermore, there would be a considerable benefit in identifying modifiable preoperative conditions that are associated with increased risk of postoperative adverse events. The methodology and characteristics of online risk assessment tools in bariatric surgery are presented in this chapter.

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