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Special Considerations Related to Race, Sex, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status in the Preoperative Evaluation: Part 1: Race, History of Incarceration, and Health Literacy.

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Blitz, J; Swisher, J; Sweitzer, B
Published in: Anesthesiol Clin
June 2020

Patients anticipating surgery and anesthesia often need preoperative care to reduce risk and facilitate services on the day of surgery. Preparing patients often requires extensive evaluation and coordination of care. Vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised populations have special concerns, limitations, and needs. These patients may have unidentified or poorly managed comorbidities. Underrepresented minorities and transgender patients may avoid or have limited access to health care. Homelessness, limited health literacy, and incarceration hinder perioperative optimization initiatives. Identifying patients who will benefit from additional resource allocation and knowledge of their special challenges is vital to reducing disparities in health and health care.

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Anesthesiol Clin

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1932-2275

Publication Date

June 2020

Volume

38

Issue

2

Start / End Page

247 / 261

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Social Class
  • Prisons
  • Preoperative Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Literacy
 

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Blitz, J., Swisher, J., & Sweitzer, B. (2020). Special Considerations Related to Race, Sex, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status in the Preoperative Evaluation: Part 1: Race, History of Incarceration, and Health Literacy. Anesthesiol Clin, 38(2), 247–261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2020.01.005
Blitz, Jeanna, Jenna Swisher, and BobbieJean Sweitzer. “Special Considerations Related to Race, Sex, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status in the Preoperative Evaluation: Part 1: Race, History of Incarceration, and Health Literacy.Anesthesiol Clin 38, no. 2 (June 2020): 247–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2020.01.005.
Blitz, Jeanna, et al. “Special Considerations Related to Race, Sex, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status in the Preoperative Evaluation: Part 1: Race, History of Incarceration, and Health Literacy.Anesthesiol Clin, vol. 38, no. 2, June 2020, pp. 247–61. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.anclin.2020.01.005.
Journal cover image

Published In

Anesthesiol Clin

DOI

ISSN

1932-2275

Publication Date

June 2020

Volume

38

Issue

2

Start / End Page

247 / 261

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • White People
  • Social Class
  • Prisons
  • Preoperative Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Literacy