A survey of UK peri‐operative medicine: pre‐operative care†

@article{Bougeard2017ASO,
  title={A survey of UK peri‐operative medicine: pre‐operative care†},
  author={A-M Bougeard and Ac Brent and Michael Swart and Chris P Snowden},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2017},
  volume={72},
  pages={1010–1015}
}
The majority of UK hospitals now have a Local Lead for Peri-operative Medicine (n = 115). They were asked to take part in an online survey to identify provision and practice of pre-operative assessment and optimisation in the UK. We received 86 completed questionnaires (response rate 75%). Our results demonstrate strengths in provision of shared decision-making clinics. Fifty-seven (65%, 95%CI 55.8-75.4%) had clinics for high-risk surgical patients. However, 80 (93%, 70.2-87.2%) expressed a… CONTINUE READING
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