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Evidence‐based guide to perioperative medicine

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The discipline of perioperative medicine is assuming greater importance as increasing numbers of older patients with medical comorbidity undergo complex surgical procedures. If patient outcomes and use of limited hospital resources are to be optimized, physicians with skills and interest in perioperative risk assessment and therapeutic intervention are needed. This systematic review attempts to provide an evidence‐based update in several key areas in the management of the perioperative patient.

Keywords: non‐cardiac surgery; perioperative medicine; systematic review

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Perioperative Medicine Working Group of the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand RACP, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: 2007-06-01

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