Clinical Preoperative Assessment

  • G. M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 18)


Clinical investigation of the patient coming for operation is the most important part of preoperative assessment. It is what provides the most actual information as to the likely level of physiological stress that is able to be endured, and the likely physiological reserves possessed by the patient. The function of laboratory, roentgenological, haematological, biochemical, electrocardiographic, etc, investigations is to provide valuable supplementary information, in addition to a quantitative measure of any abnormality.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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