Table 4.

Clinical indications for inpatient medical review

Perioperative medical issues addressedPercentage of patients
Fluid balance (CCF; AKI)20.1% (n=48)
Cardiology (arrhythmia; ischaemia)16.7% (n=39)
Delirium16.3% (n=38)
Respiratory (HAP; PE; pleural effusion)14.6% (n=34)
Sepsis13.3% (n=31)
Gastroenterology (constipation; colitis; hepatitis; decompensated chronic liver disease)7.3% (n=17)
Haematology (anaemia; coagulation; thrombocytopaenia)7.3% (n=17)
Endocrinology (electrolyte derangement; diabetes)6.9% (n=16)
Neurology (seizures; stroke; TIA)2.6% (n=6)
Medication rationalisation11.6% (n=27)
Pain management1% (n=3)
Nutritional optimisation7.7% (n=18)
Communication with family30.5% (n=71)
Surgical HDU review (vasopressors; NIV supervision)23.6% (n=55)
De-escalation (removal of lines; catheters; therapeutics)15% (n=35)
Discharge planning48.1% (n=112)
  • AKI = acute kidney injury; CCF = congestive cardiac failure; HAP = hospital acquired pneumonia; HDU = high dependency unit; NIV = non-invasive ventilation; PE = pulmonary embolism; TIA = transient ischaemic attack