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Table 5 Percentage of patients with hypokalaemia in the various perioperative phases

From: Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit

Pre-operative value Postoperative day 1 Postoperative day 2 Postoperative day 3
1.5 % 4 % 6 % 10 %
  1. Percentage of patients (who had serum potassium measured) with a serum potassium less than 3.5 mmol.l−1 at the various perioperative stages