Guidelines on the assessment of bleeding risk prior to surgery or invasive procedures. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.

@article{Chee2008GuidelinesOT,
  title={Guidelines on the assessment of bleeding risk prior to surgery or invasive procedures. British Committee for Standards in Haematology.},
  author={Y L Chee and Jeffrey C Crawford and H Geoffrey Watson and Michael Greaves},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2008},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={496-504}
}
Unselected coagulation testing is widely practiced in the process of assessing bleeding risk prior to surgery. This may delay surgery inappropriately and cause unnecessary concern in patients who are found to have 'abnormal' tests. In addition it is associated with a significant cost. This systematic review was performed to determine whether patient bleeding history and unselected coagulation testing predict abnormal perioperative bleeding. A literature search of Medline between 1966 and 2005… CONTINUE READING

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