TABLE 15Results of full paper screening against the abstract selection criteria

StagesNo. of references identified
Manuscripts obtained for more detailed appraisal after title and abstract screening282
Manuscripts excluded from data extraction
 Language – not English39
 Patients 1 – not aged 16–60 years17
Surgical procedures – not minor or intermediate1
 Tests – not FBC, U&E or PFT12
Economic evaluation: not incremental analysis of costs and outcomes and not
 Patients 2 – not ASA grade 1 or 2 classification, or
Surgical procedures – not minor or intermediate, or
 Tests – not FBC, U&E or PFT205
Total no. manuscripts excluded from data extraction274
Manuscripts identified for data extraction8
Full economic evaluations (i.e. report incremental cost-effectiveness ratio)1
Partial economic evaluations7

From: 3, Cost-effectiveness

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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