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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Sep;90(6):W1-2. doi: 10.1308/147870808X303074.

Disparity in the risk stratification of major surgery.

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  • 1Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK. dbirchley@hotmail.com

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  • Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Mar;91(2):170. Telford R [added].

Abstract

This case report illustrates the dilemma of risk prediction. In the objective documentation of peri-operative risk, cardiopulmonary testing offers a holistic assessment. At present, availability is limited and, as such, it is important to be mindful of the limitations of other more traditional forms of risk assessment.

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PMC2647269
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