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Correspondence  |   February 2001
American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification System Is Not a Risk Classification System
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  • Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. strumd@post.queensu.ca
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   February 2001
American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification System Is Not a Risk Classification System
Anesthesiology 2 2001, Vol.94, 378. doi:
Anesthesiology 2 2001, Vol.94, 378. doi:
In Reply:—
We regret our use of terminology with respect to the term “ASA risk class” in our recent manuscript. We will be careful to refer to the classification by its correct name, “ASA Physical Status Classification,” in the future.