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Editor's Correspondence
May 22, 2000

Identifying High-Risk Surgical Patients by Poor Self-Reported Exercise Tolerance—Reply

Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(10):1537-1538. doi:

In reply

We appreciate the comments of Weed and agree that his study examining the relationship between functional status and perioperative complications in patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgery also demonstrates a strong relationship between poor functional status and the development of postoperative medical complications.1 As in our study,2 the correlation was strongest for cardiovascular complications.

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