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Pre-assessment of surgical patients 

Pre-assessment of surgical patients
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Pre-assessment of surgical patients
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10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0004
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date: 23 September 2021

Preoperative assessment 50

Physical assessment 52

Short stay surgery 54

The primary aim of preoperative assessment is to identify the patient’s health status and level of fitness and to optimise health in preparation for surgery and anaesthesia. It is also used to ascertain the functional ability/reserve of the patient and therefore quantify their operative risk....

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