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ABC preoperative triage system in breast augmentation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23052385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: A successful outcome of elective aesthetic surgery should be preceded by clear criteria for patient selection. A solid patient-doctor bond and, ideally, a relationship where "empathy" is the key should be the goal before proceeding. We describe the usefulness of a new practical psychological triage system: the 5 Preoperative Key Points.
METHODS: Six hundred fifty-five consultations for primary breast enlargement performed by the same doctor that culminated in surgical procedures were included. A graphic was used to classify patients, taking personal adaptation into consideration.
RESULTS: The system's scores were organized into three groups: group A (32 %, n = 210), B (55 %, n = 360), and C (13 %, n = 85). Of a total of 655 nonconsecutive consultations, 646 (98.6 %) proceeded to the second consultation and its respective procedure. Only nine group C cases (1.3 % of total consultations and 10.5 % C group patients) were discouraged from undergoing the procedure.
CONCLUSION: These 5 Preoperative Key Points proved to be simple, practical, and applicable to our daily practice. Applying a simple and practical psychological triage system shall prove beneficial not only for surgeons but for patients as well.
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Authors:
Jorge Manuel Albertal; Gabriel Davalos; Angelica Maydana; Carlos Sereday
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic plastic surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1432-5241     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  2013-05-13     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701756     Medline TA:  Aesthetic Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1334-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Tornú Hospital, Armenia 1929, Buenos Aires, CP, 1414, Argentina. centroalbertal@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Breast Implantation* / psychology
Female
Humans
Patient Selection*
Physician-Patient Relations
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Preoperative Period

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