Routine Preoperative Tests – Are They Necessary?

Routine Preoperative Tests - Are They Necessary? is about routine preoperative testing on otherwise healthy patients who are scheduled for elective surgery. This report is a synopsis of the findings from some of the major health technology assessments and systematic reviews on preoperative testing published during the last two decades. The implications of these results for Alberta are discussed in order to assist decision-makers in efforts to revise institutional preoperative testing routines.

Publication Type: Overview of Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2007

Topics: Healthcare Services

Authors: Marilyn Cree, Doug Lier

ISBN (print): 978-1-897443-04-0

ISBN (online): 978-1-897443-21-7