Routine preoperative electrocardiogram and chest x-ray prior to elective surgery in Alberta, Canada


PURPOSE: A study was undertaken to evaluate the utilization rates of routine preoperativeelectrocardiogram (ECG) and chest x-ray (CXR) by sex, age, and most frequent surgery type, and to estimate the total cost of these screening tests.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2010

Topics: Diagnosis, Health Economics / Healthcare Costs

Authors: Thanh Nguyen, Saifee Rashiq, Egon Jonsson

ISSN: 0832-610X

ISSN (online): 1496-8975

Journal Title: Canadian Journal Of Anaesthesia

Volume: 57

Issue: 2

Pages: 127-133