The document outlines recommendations against routine pre-operative testing before low-risk surgeries, emphasizing that such procedures generally do not alter risk assessments established by patient history and physical examination. It details a comprehensive literature review supporting the guideline, highlighting that routine tests can lead to unnecessary delays, additional testing risks, and increased costs without improving patient outcomes. The document reaffirms that pre-operative evaluation should focus on history, physical exams, and reviewing chronic conditions, with specific exceptions for high-risk cases.


Clinical Care Redesign, Clinical Practice, Hospital-based Medicine

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