|Outcomes||Nurses||House officers||Observed difference (95% CI)||Clinically important difference*|
|*Calculated as (1.25 × house officer %) − house officer %.|
|Underassessment possibly affecting perioperative management||12.8%||14.9%||−2.1% (−5.3 to 1.1)||3.73%|
|Overassessment (tests ordered)||13.6%||23.5%||−9.9% (−13.4 to −6.4)†||5.9%|
- Quality improvement
Preoperative assessments by trained nurses were equal in quality to assessments by preregistration house officers
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