Let’s get one thing clear: pre-op comments from primary care

Earlier this week, one of the residents and I saw a new patient who apparently had been sent in to see us for a pre-op visit, an evaluation to make sure that her medical conditions were well controlled and that the surgery was safe for the surgeons to proceed with. She reported that she forgot the paperwork they gave her. All she knew was that whatever we wrote had to clearly state “medically cleared for surgery.” Unfortunately, she also did not know much (if anything) about her own medical history, nor did she know when the surgery was, by whom, or even on what body part. Makes it kind of hard to “clear” someone or do an effective preoperative evaluation. (And I c...

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