Preoperative assessment and optimisation: the key to good outcomes after the pandemic

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2021 Jun 2;82(6):1-6. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2021.0318. Epub 2021 Jun 22.


Complications following surgery are common, predictable and often preventable. New preoperative assessment and optimisation guidance recommends clear pathways with triggers for interventions, patient involvement, shared decision making and team education, to help both patients and service efficiency.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making
  • Decision Making, Shared
  • Humans
  • Pandemics*
  • Patient Participation*