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TABLE 4.9Summary of the changes in management (%) in patients who had had preoperative haemostasis tests

Change in clinical management1234
Postponed operations[check]0.2
Modification in surgery[check][check]
Additional tests[check]
New treatment0.6
Anaesthetic vigilance0.1
Change in anaesthetic technique7.3
Blood transfusion0.8
Careful haemostasis1.2
Total8.72.81.50

1: Houry67; 2: Charpak57; 3: Perez11; 4: Aghajanian88.

From: Appendix 1, Results of a Systematic Review of the Literature for Routine Preoperative Testing

Cover of Preoperative Tests
Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 3.
National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK).
Copyright © 2003, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care.

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