In patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II, the risk of 30-day morbidity and mortality was similar for those who had blood testing shortly before surgery and those whose testing was done up to 2 months before surgery, this study finds.
Of 235,010 patients analyzed, 4,082 (1.74%) had at least one of the component morbidities or died within 30 days after surgery.
The incidence was:
None of the values within 2 months differed significantly. The findings suggest that it is unnecessary to retest patients shortly before surgery, the researchers conclude.Read More >>