On behalf of our study team, a collaboration of dedicated HPB surgeons and anesthesiologists from all over the world, we would kindly like to ask you to fill out our survey named: “Variability in scoring American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (MILESTONE-2): A worldwide survey among surgeons and anesthesiologist”.
Globally the ASA classification is seen as an important parameter. ASA is utilized, among other things, for case mix adjustment to enable a valid comparison of the outcomes following HPB surgery among countries and hospitals. However, a recent study identified great variability of ASA classification among large registries for pancreatic surgery; for example ASA III/IV was scored in respectively 77.7% (NSQIP, mostly USA), 48.2% (Germany), 22.5% (the Netherlands), and 2.7% (Sweden) of patients.
By means of this international survey we want to assess variation in the ASA classification and gain more insight in the current opinion and clinical decision making of anesthesiologists and surgeons regarding the ASA classification in patients undergoing HPB surgery.
The online survey will only take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Please complete the survey using this link: Click here to complete the survey!
The study protocol can be found in the attachment of this e-mail.
On behalf of the study team,
Dr. Matthanja Bieze, anesthesiologist
Prof. Henry Pitt, HPB surgeon
Prof. Markus Hollmann, anesthesiologist
Prof. Marc Besselink, HPB surgeon