What is the value of routinely testing full blood count, electrolytes and urea, and pulmonary function tests before elective surgery in patients with no apparent clinical indication and in subgroups of patients with common comorbidities: a systematic review of the clinical and cost-effective literature

Czoski-Murray C, Lloyd Jones M, McCabe C, Claxton K, Oluboyede Y, Roberts J, Nicholl JP, Rees A, Reilly CS, Young D, Fleming T
Record ID 32008100353
English
Authors' recomendations: Study found little evidence to support the use of pre-operative full blood counts, electrolytes and urea tests and Pulmonary Function Tests in low-risk patients undergoing ASA grade 1 and grade 2 elective surgery.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
URL for published report: http://www.hta.ac.uk/1664
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Preoperative Care
  • Treatment Outcome
Contact
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Copyright: 2012 Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO
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