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Question 7#

P3 of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system is which of the follow:

a. A normal healthy patient
b. A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without operation
c. A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life
d. A patient with severe systemic disease

Correct Answer is D

Comment:

American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification system

  1. PI: A normal healthy patient.
  2. P2: A patient with mild systemic disease.
  3. P3: A patient with severe systemic disease.
  4. P4: A patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life. 
  5. P5: A moribund patient who is not expected to survive without the operation.
  6. P6: A declared brain-dead patient whose organs are being removed for donor purposes.