Use of a modifier reduces inconsistency in the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification in parturients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study, we sought to determine whether there is a significant discrepancy among a group of practitioners when rating pregnant patients using the ASA Physical Status Classification and whether this discrepancy could be resolved with the addition of a modifier for pregnancy. Our results indicate that significant discrepancy occurs and that it is reduced with the use of the modifier, especially when referring to the healthy parturient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barbeito, A; Muir, HA; Gan, TJ; Reynolds, JD; Spahn, T; White, WD; Panni, MK; Schultz, JR

Published Date

  • April 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1231 - 1233

PubMed ID

  • 16551929

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States