The incidence of un-indicated preoperative testing in a tertiary academic ambulatory center: a retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Onuoha2015TheIO,
  title={The incidence of un-indicated preoperative testing in a tertiary academic ambulatory center: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Onyi C. Onuoha and Michael B. Hatch and Todd A. Miano and Lee A. Fleisher},
  booktitle={Perioperative medicine},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Despite existing evidence and guidelines advocating for appropriate risk stratification, ambulatory surgery in low-risk patients continues to be accompanied by a battery of routine tests prior to surgery. Using a single-center retrospective cohort study, we aimed to quantify the incidence of un-indicated preoperative testing in an academic ambulatory center by utilizing recommendations by the recently developed American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) "Choosing Wisely" Top-5 list… CONTINUE READING
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