How often does the preoperative evaluation alter care plans

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It has been found that care plans were altered in 20% of all patients (including 15% of American Society of Anesthesiologists [ASA] class 1 and 2 patients) because of conditions identified at the preoperative evaluation. The most common conditions resulting in changes were gastric reflux, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, asthma, and suspected difficult airway. These findings indicate that, whenever possible, it is preferable in all patients to do the preoperative evaluation before the day of surgery.

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  • settimo
    How preoperative evaluation alter care plan?
    3 years ago

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