International comparison of preoperative testing and assessment protocols and best practices to reduce surgical care costs: a systematic literature review.

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PURPOSE Health care institutions in many Western countries have developed preoperative testing and assessment guidelines to improve surgical outcomes and reduce cost of surgical care. The aims of this chapter are to (1) summarize the literature on the effect of preoperative testing on clinical outcomes, efficiency, and cost; and (2) to compare preoperative… (More)

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@article{Kash2015InternationalCO, title={International comparison of preoperative testing and assessment protocols and best practices to reduce surgical care costs: a systematic literature review.}, author={Bita A. Kash and Kayla M Cline and Stephen Timmons and Rahil Roopani and Thomas R. Miller}, journal={Advances in health care management}, year={2015}, volume={17}, pages={161-94} }