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Idea Exchange: Encourage preanesthetic testing

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Our anesthesia authorization form used to only have the traditional "Accept" and "Decline" check boxes beside the preanesthetic blood profile and IV catheter and fluids services.

Our anesthesia authorization form used to only have the traditional "Accept" and "Decline" check boxes beside the preanesthetic blood profile and IV catheter and fluids services. By adding a third check box labeled "Doctor's discretion," we have provided a softer acceptance option that has increased client compliance dramatically.

Dr. Scott Beyer

Overland Park, Kan.

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