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Adding Examples to the ASA-Physical Status Classification Improves Correct Assignment to Patients.

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Erin E Hurwitz, Michelle Simon, Sandhya R Vinta, Charles F Zehm, Sarah M Shabot, Abu Minhajuddin, Amr E Abouleish
BACKGROUND: Despite its widespread use, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)-Physical Status Classification System has been shown to result in inconsistent assignments among anesthesiologists. The ASA-Physical Status Classification System is also used by nonanesthesia-trained clinicians and others. In 2014, the ASA developed and approved examples to assist clinicians in determining the correct ASA-Physical Status Classification System assignment. The effect of these examples by anesthesia-trained and nonanesthesia-trained clinicians on appropriate ASA-Physical Status Classification System assignment in hypothetical cases was examined...
April 2017: Anesthesiology
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