Skip to main content

The compelling rationale for less preoperative testing


  1. 1

    Charpak Y, Blery C, Chastang C, Szatan M, Fourgeaux B. Prospective assessment of a protocol for selective ordering of preoperative chestx-rays. Can J Anaesth 1988; 35: 259–64.

    PubMed  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Roizen MF. Routine preoperative evaluation.In: Anesthesia. Miller RD (Ed), 2nd edition, 1: 225–54. New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1986.

    Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Roizen MF, Kaplan EB, Schreider BD, Lichtor JL, Orkin FK. The relative roles of the history and physical examination and laboratory testing in preoperative evaluation for outpatient surgery: the “Starling Curve” of preoperative laboratory testing. Anesthesiology Clinics of North America 1987; 5(1): 15–34.

    Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    Levinstein MR, Ouslander JG, Rubenstein LZ, Forsythe SB. Yield of routine annual laboratory tests in a skilled nursing home population. JAMA 1987; 258: 1909.

    PubMed  Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    Robertson WM. Medical malpractice: a preventive approach. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1985.

    Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Kaplan EB, Sheiner LB, Boeckmann MS et al. The usefulness of preoperative laboratory screening. JAMA 1985; 253:3576–81.

    PubMed  Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Michael F. Roizen.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Roizen, M.F. The compelling rationale for less preoperative testing. Can J Anaesth 35, 214 (1988).

Download citation