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NICE guidance clarifies when to do preoperative tests in elective surgery

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1418-i (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1418
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has issued guidance on when to use routine preoperative tests in elective surgery, according to the type of surgery planned, patient's age, and comorbidity.

    The guidance is designed to ensure that preoperative tests are carried out systematically in all hospitals in England and Wales on the basis of risk …

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