Survey study of anesthesiologists' and surgeons' ordering of unnecessary preoperative laboratory tests.
Anesth Analg. 2011 Jan;112(1):207-12
Authors: Katz RI, Dexter F, Rosenfeld K, Wolfe L, Redmond V, Agarwal D, Salik I, Goldsteen K, Goodman M, Glass PS
Nearly 20 years ago it was shown that patients are exposed to unnecessary preoperative testing that is both costly and has associated morbidity. To determine whether such unnecessary testing persists, we performed internal and external surveys to quantify the incidence of unnecessary preoperative testing and to identify strategies for reduction.
PMID: 21081771 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]