10: Is a subjective assessment of functional capacity predictive of perioperative complications?


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We investigate the claim that a subjective assessment is an accurate way to measure functional capacity.

We also explore whether self-reported ability to climb two flights of stairs is the best subjective method to assess functional capacity and whether exercise tolerance greater than or equal to 4 metabolic equivalents predicts the risk of perioperative complications in any major non-cardiac surgery.

Our guests today are Dr. Elisa Walsh and Dr. Laurie Shapiro of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Music by Stephen Campbell, MD.



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