ASA PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODE

The physical status of the PATIENT as recorded by an anaesthetist for the operative procedure.

Format / Length

an1

Permitted Codes

Code Description

1

A normal healthy PATIENT  

2

A PATIENT with mild systemic disease

3

A PATIENT with severe systemic disease

4

A PATIENT with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life

5

A moribund PATIENT who is not expected to survive without the operation

6

A declared brain-dead PATIENT whose organs are being removed for donor purposes

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Formerly PATIENT PHYSICAL STATUS
Full name AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODE
Plural ASA PHYSICAL STATUS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM CODES