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Pre-operative Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology Consultations for Elective Surgeries: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: July 10, 2018
Project Number: RB1236-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of an internal medical consultation as part of the pre-operative assessment for adults undergoing elective surgical procedures?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness for an anesthesiology consultation as part of the pre-operative assessment for adults undergoing elective surgical procedures?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding pre-operative internal medicine and anesthesiology consultations for adults undergoing elective surgical procedures?

Key Message

One systemic review and three non-randomized studies were identified regarding pre-operative consultations by anesthesiologists or physicians for elective surgeries. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified.