Perioperative risk assessment. Common misconceptions.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Mishriki Y. Y. (1989). Perioperative risk assessment. Common misconceptions. Postgraduate medicine, 85(5), 52–61. https://doi.org/10.1080/00325481.1989.11700653
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine