Pre-operative assessment for booked adult elective surgery

The Pathway for Pre-Operative Assessment for Booked Adult Elective Surgery (PDF 477KB) describes an optimal pre-operative pathway for adults undergoing elective surgery in South Australian public hospitals.

The Pathway facilitates early differentiation of low and high risk patients to enable streaming into the most appropriate care pathway. In doing so, comprehensive and timely care planning can occur for high risk patients, while low risk patients are inconvenienced as little as possible.