Rational preoperative evaluation.

  title={Rational preoperative evaluation.},
  author={Allen Muskett and James M McGreevy},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={62 732},
Clinical data from two hundred consecutive patients undergoing surgical procedures at the Salt Lake City VA Hospital form the basis of this study. Results of nine commonly ordered preoperative tests (blood count, differential, electrolytes, chemistry panel, urinalysis, prothrombin time, partial thromboplastin time, electrocardiogram, and chest X-ray) were matched with the preoperative history and physical examination and the outcome of surgery in each patient. Each test was examined by the… CONTINUE READING


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