Preoperative Evaluation Before Noncardiac Surgery.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 Nov 18;:
Authors: Bierle DM, Raslau D, Regan DW, Sundsted KK, Mauck KF
The medical complexity of surgical patients is increasing and medical specialties are frequently asked to assist with the perioperative management surgical patients. Effective pre-anesthetic medical evaluations are a valuable tool in providing high-value, patient-centered surgical care and should systematically address risk assessment and identify areas for risk modification. This review outlines a structured approach to the pre-anesthetic medical evaluation, focusing on the asymptomatic patient. It discusses the evidence supporting the use of perioperative risk calculation tools and focused preoperative testing. We also introduce important key topics that will be explored in greater detail in upcoming reviews in this series.
PMID: 31753535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]