The latest perioperative research all in one place, published bimonthly in the Bulletin of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Journal Watch

Perioperative Journal Watch

Dr John Whittle

Jan 2017

We are experimenting with content and style in preparation for choice elements to be included in a regular print publication. This month the format of reporting is varied. We have presented both expanded abstracts and bullet point headlines. We would appreciate any feedback as to the style you the reader prefer! Similarly, should you wish to contribute, please email

Perioperative Journal Watch

John Whittemore Stokes, Jonathan Porter Wanderer and Matthew David McEvoy

Jul 2016

Preoperative assessment of functional capacity is necessary to direct decisions regarding cardiac evaluation and may help identify patients at high risk for perioperative complications. Patient self-triage regarding functional capacity could be useful for discerning which patients benefit from a clinician evaluation at a Preoperative Evaluation Center prior to the day of surgery. We evaluated the feasibility of preoperative, patient self-triage regarding functional capacity.

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