The Preoperative Evaluation

  • Molly Blackley JacksonEmail author
  • Christopher J. Wong


The “preop” remains a common and important role for the medical consultant. A good preoperative evaluation provides a baseline for the patient’s preoperative state, identifies perioperative risks for the patient and surgical team, makes recommendations to help mitigate risk, and serves as a starting point for postoperative management of a patient’s medical conditions.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Postoperative Delirium Preoperative Testing Anesthesia Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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