volume 40, issue 7, P604-607 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.10.019
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Luiz Carlos Ferreira da Silva, Ana Carla de Assunção Oliveira, Jadson Alípio Santana Sousa dos Santos, Thiago de Santana Santos

Abstract: The absence of strict rules for the requesting of preoperative tests causes uncertainty and a lack of criteria regarding pre-surgical conduct. It was not possible to clearly define the criteria used by surgeons for requesting such tests, as the clinical characteristics of the hypothetical case presented suggest a smaller number of tests.