Clinical risk scores to guide perioperative management.

  title={Clinical risk scores to guide perioperative management.},
  author={Sarah F Barnett and Suneetha Ramani Moonesinghe},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={87 1030},
Perioperative morbidity is associated with reduced long term survival. Comorbid disease, cardiovascular illness, and functional capacity can predispose patients to adverse surgical outcomes. Accurate risk stratification would facilitate informed patient consent and identify those individuals who may benefit from specific perioperative interventions. The ideal clinical risk scoring system would be objective, accurate, economical, simple to perform, based entirely on information available… CONTINUE READING