TABLE 2Abnormal test results in all ASA grade 1–3 patients undergoing cataract surgery (data from Tallo et al.12)

Patient outcomesNumberRate95% CI
Patients with at least one abnormal test result936/125474.6%72.2% to 77.1%
Patients referred for specialist assessment (includes symptomatic and asymptomatic patients)181/125414.4%12.5% to 16.4%
Patients who had an adverse clinical event considered to be related to the anaesthesia or surgery16/12541.3%0.7% to 1.9%

Data in Roman font were taken directly from the text; data in italics were calculated by the reviewer.

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Cover of What is the Value of Routinely Testing Full Blood Count, Electrolytes and Urea, and Pulmonary Function Tests Before Elective Surgery in Patients with No Apparent Clinical Indication and in Subgroups of Patients with Common Comorbidities: A Systematic Review of the Clinical and Cost-Effective Literature
What is the Value of Routinely Testing Full Blood Count, Electrolytes and Urea, and Pulmonary Function Tests Before Elective Surgery in Patients with No Apparent Clinical Indication and in Subgroups of Patients with Common Comorbidities: A Systematic Review of the Clinical and Cost-Effective Literature.
Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.50.
Czoski-Murray C, Jones ML, McCabe C, et al.
Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2012 Dec.
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