Journal article

A cross-sectional survey of Australian anesthetists' and surgeons' perceptions of preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation

Michael H-G Li, Vladimir Bolshinsky, Hilmy Ismail, Kate Burbury, Kwok M Ho, Babak Amin, Alexander Heriot, Bernhard Riedel

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: Preoperative fitness training has been listed as a top ten research priority in anesthesia. We aimed to capture the current practice patterns and perspectives of anesthetists and colorectal surgeons in Australia and New Zealand regarding preoperative risk stratification and prehabilitation to provide a basis for implementation research. METHODS: During 2016, we separately surveyed fellows of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and members of the Colorectal Society of Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ). Our outcome measures investigated the responders' demographics, practice patterns, and perspectives. Practice patterns examined preoperative as..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the ANZCA CTN and the CSSANZ secretariat for vetting and facilitating the survey's distribution. We also acknowledge Prof Linda Denehy, A/Prof Prue Cormie, Mr Satish Warrier, Ms Belinda Steer, and Ms Fiona Wiseman for feedback regarding the surveys. Dr Ho would like to thank WA Health and Raine Medical Research Foundation for their support through the Raine Clinical Research Fellowship.