TABLE 20Recommended tests – Oxford Handbook

TESTS PERFORMED REGARDLESS OF COMORBIDITYADDITIONAL TESTS FOR COMORBID PATIENTSALL TESTS
CardiovascularRespiratoryRenal
Chest x-ray1,627,448170,243113,61401,911,305
ECG1,627,448170,243001,797,691
FBC4,680,2560004,680,256
Haemostasis00000
Renal4,680,2560004,680,256
Blood glucose4,680,2560004,680,256
Urine00000
Blood gases00000
Lung function00000
ALL TESTS17,295,664340,486113,614017,749,764

From: Appendix 5, Economics of 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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