June 2014

WED, JUN 11, 2014

Are All Preoperative Procedures Necessary? A New Study Suggests to Cut to Reduce Costs

Preoperative procedures preceding a patient’s surgery require a patient to arrive hours before their surgery. But how effective are pre-anesthetic tests? Routine pre-anesthetic tests cost more than $60 billion every year and studies dating back to 1985 offer evidence that these tests may incur unnecessary costs and that they may... Read More