Jmiller

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Name: Joyce Miller
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://www.aahs.org

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Preoperative medical testing in medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery

by jmiller on April 16, 2015

“Routine preoperative testing is not recommended for patients undergoing cataract surgery, because testing neither decreases adverse events nor improves outcomes. Preoperative testing before cataract surgery occurred frequently and was more strongly associated with provider practice patterns than with patient characteristics.  Furthermore, the results showed no difference in the prevalence of testing as compared with 20 years ago, before the introduction of guidelines stating that routine properative testing for cataract surgery was not necessary.  (NEJM, April 16). Click here to read full text.