GP´s will be able to do Pre-operative Assessment

Monday, 24. March 2014, 10:37

At Slovakia are pre-operative assessments made about quarter million times per year. This examination should be easier for patients from now. The Ministry of Health plans to enable its performing from March by general practitioners, both for children and adults. So patients will no longer have to visit the internist. Currently, without visiting internist is impossible to be hospitalized. As explained by the main expert of Ministry of Health, for general practitioner is it possibility and not an obligation. Condition for providing this assessment is for example to have the ECG, which is not mandatory equipment for GP´s, however, many of general practitioners have it.