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Pre-operative assessment 

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Pre-operative assessment 298

A thorough pre-operative assessment includes taking a history, performing a physical examination, studying clinic letters and previous anaesthetic charts, and collating investigation results. The information gathered enables the physician to quantify peri-operative risks (e.g. respiratory, cardiac, etc) and allows optimization of the patient's treatment and planning of management options. Risks can then be discussed with the patient for best possible informed consent....

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