TABLE 2.13Calculated estimates of the positive predictive value of preoperative ECGs to predict changes in clinical management

First authorPositive predictive value for predicting a change in clinical management (%)
Murdoch4220.0
Rosenfeld4336.3
Perez119.5
Adams120
Bhuripanyo537.7
Turnbull250
Paterson604.9

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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