An assessment of the consistency of ASA physical status classification allocation.

@article{Haynes1995AnAO,
  title={An assessment of the consistency of ASA physical status classification allocation.},
  author={Simon R. Haynes and P. G. Lawler},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={195-9}
}
The American Society of Anesthesiologists' (ASA) Physical Status Classification was tested for consistency of use by anaesthetists. A postal questionnaire was sent to 113 anaesthetists of varying experience working in the Northern Region of England. They were asked to allot ASA grades to 10 hypothetical patients. Ninety-seven (85.8%) responded to two mailings. In no case was there complete agreement on ASA grade, and in only one case were responses restricted to two of the five possible grades… CONTINUE READING

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