Title

Perioperative risk assessment. Common misconceptions.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-1989

Abstract

Proper assessment of the preoperative patient is a blend of the art and science of medicine. The body of literature dealing with the various facets of this assessment has grown in the past few years. Unfortunately, this core of knowledge is neither well taught to residents-in-training nor well appreciated by many practicing physicians. Thus, evaluation of the surgical patient is often guided by personal anecdotes and unjustified assumptions. Seven common misconceptions are addressed in this article.

Volume

85

Issue

5

First Page

52

Last Page

55

ISSN

0032-5481

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

2648378

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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