Comparison of two pre-admission testing methods for elective surgery patients

E. Kahan, R. S. Carel, J. Hart

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Abstract

Patients admitted for elective surgery (inguinal hernia, varicose veins and hemorrhoids) were studied in order to evaluate the impact of performing pre-admission testing (PAT) by utilizing an automated multiphasic health testing (AMHT) technology on the rate of repeating the pre-operative routine laboratory tests during hospitalization. A slightly lower but statistically significant rate of repeated tests was found among patients who performed PAT by AMHTS compared with those who performed the tests via the conventional ambulatory system. This result suggests that performing routine tests before hospitalization in a single authorized AMHTS facility is preferred since it saves the patient time and reduces the need for repeated tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume27
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • length of stay
  • multiphasic screening
  • pre-admission testing

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