Table 5

Risk Assessment: Preoperative Evaluation for Non-Cardiac Surgery

IndicationAppropriateness Criteria (Median Score)
Low-Risk Surgery
31.
  • Preoperative evaluation for non-cardiac surgery risk assessment

I (1.0)
Intermediate-Risk Surgery
32.
  • Minor to intermediate perioperative risk predictor

  • Normal exercise tolerance (greater than or equal to 4 METS)

I (3.0)
33.
  • Intermediate perioperative risk predictor OR

  • Poor exercise tolerance (less than 4 METS)

A (8.0)
High-Risk Surgery
34.
  • Minor perioperative risk predictor

  • Normal exercise tolerance (greater than or equal to 4 METS)

U (4.0)
35.
  • Minor perioperative risk predictor

  • Poor exercise tolerance (less than 4 METS)

A (8.0)
36.
  • Asymptomatic up to 1 year post normal catheterization, non-invasive test, or previous revascularization

I (3.0)

Note: I (Inappropriate), U (Uncertain), and A (Appropriate).