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Letters Managing perioperative risk

Dedicated medical teams for patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6879 (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6879
  1. Rory J Sharvill, foundation year 2 doctor1
  1. 1Great Western Hospital NHS Trust, UK
  1. rsharvill{at}doctors.net.uk

Although patients often see a surgical registrar or consultant at least twice weekly after surgery, these encounters often focus almost entirely on surgical concerns.1

Should existing conditions, such as ischaemic heart disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cause problems …

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