Perioperative Medication Management

  • Steven L. Cohn


Every year millions of patients undergo surgery, and most of them take one or more prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. The number of medications increases with age and in patients undergoing major surgical procedures.


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  1. 1.
    Cohn SL, Macpherson DS. Perioperative medication management. In: Cohn SL, Smetana GW, Weed HG, eds. Perioperative Medicine - Just the Facts. New York: McGraw Hill; 2006.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Cohn SL. Perioperative medication management. [Date Accessed: 2010 June 20] In: PIER [online database]. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians; 2010.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal Medicine-Medical Consultation ServiceSUNY Downstate - Kings County Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA

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