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Fig. 1 | Patient Safety in Surgery

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From: COVID-19 in the operating room: a review of evolving safety protocols

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The decision-making algorithm for risk-stratification of elective surgical procedures. It is based on the underlying surgical indication and predicted resource utilization during the current COVID-19 pandemic [14]. Abbreviations: ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; CHF, chronic heart failure; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; COVID, corona virus disease; ICU, intensive care unit; IP, inpatient; PACU, post-anesthesia care unit; PRBC, packed red blood cells; SNF, skilled nursing facility

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