Preanesthesia Evaluation

Publication Date: March 1, 2012
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Summary of Advisory Statements

Preanesthesia History and Physical Examination


The assessment of anesthetic risks associated with the patient's medical conditions, therapies, alternative treatments, surgical and other procedures, and of options for anesthetic techniques is an essential component of basic anesthetic practice.
  • Benefits may include, but are not limited to, the safety of perioperative care, optimal resource use, improved outcomes, and patient satisfaction.




Preanesthesia Evaluation

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