The physical status of the PATIENT as recorded by an anaesthetist for the operative procedure.
This is the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Status Classification System. For further information see the American Society of Anesthesiologists website at: ASA Physical Status Classification System.
|1||A normal healthy PATIENT|
|2||A PATIENT with mild systemic disease|
|3||A PATIENT with severe systemic disease|
|4||A PATIENT with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life|
|5||A moribund PATIENT who is not expected to survive without the operation|
|6||A declared brain-dead PATIENT whose organs are being removed for donor purposes|
This attribute is also known by these names:
|formerly||PATIENT PHYSICAL STATUS|
|plural||ASA PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODES|
|fullname||AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODE|