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Preoperative evaluation of pediatric surgical patients with multisystem considerations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15385351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fewer and fewer patients spend time in the hospital in advance of a surgical or interventional procedure requiring anesthesia care. As a result, there is increasing reliance on a thorough preoperative evaluation directed toward identifying anesthetic risks. For this to occur, each medical institution must have a clear and comprehensive system that processes patients during the preoperative period. There are specific and unique personnel and system requirements for the accumulation of multidisciplinary information in the pediatric patient population. The justification for the cost of this type of program is the savings realized by the decrease in wasted operating room time due to inadequate or incomplete patient preparation. The following is a description of a successful perioperative evaluation and preparation process that has been in place for 7 yr in a major pediatric academic institution.
Lynne R Ferrari
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-23     Completed Date:  2004-10-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1058-69     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Medical Director Perioperative Services, Children's Hospital, and Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Hospitals, Pediatric
Organization and Administration
Preoperative Care / standards*

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