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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111-115

American Society of Anaesthesiologists physical status classification

Department of Anaesthesia, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohamed Daabiss
Department of Anaesthesia, Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, P.O. Box 7897-D186 Riyadh 11159
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.79879

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Although the American Society of Anaesthesiologists' (ASA) classification of Physical Health is a widely used grading system for preoperative health of the surgical patients, multiple variations were observed between individual anaesthetist's assessments when describing common clinical problems. This article reviews the current knowledge and evaluation regarding ASA Classification of Physical Health as well as trials for possible modification.

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