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Cleveland Clinic Journal of MedicineDoes My Hospitalized Patient Need an NPO-After-Midnight Order Preoperatively?

Ordering NPO after midnight is common practice before surgery. However, a new report in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine argues that this common practice isn’t part of the American Society of Anesthesiologist guidelines, and may provide low value in terms of patient care but often leads to high rates of patient dissatisfaction

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