Implementation and evaluation of guidelines for preoperative testing in a tertiary hospital.

@article{Greer2002ImplementationAE,
  title={Implementation and evaluation of guidelines for preoperative testing in a tertiary hospital.},
  author={Ashley E Greer and Michael G Irwin},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          326-30
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine the extent of unnecessary investigation performed as part of the preoperative preparation of elective surgical patients in a teaching hospital and to audit the effect of guidelines and education designed to reduce unnecessary investigation. Guidelines were developed for preoperative anaesthetic investigation for elective surgical procedures in patients over one year of age according to internationally accepted criteria, with some adjustment for local… CONTINUE READING

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