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Which routine testing should be performed in adults prior to elective non-cardiothoracic surgery ?

An algorithm that provides an overview of recommended routine tests for adults prior to planned surgery, with the exception of transplants and heart and lung operations, has been developed as part of the KCE report 280 (2017). It is intended for clinicians involved in preoperative preparation and the operation itself. It may also be useful to patients and their families.

Download the algorithm

The algorithm is available in PDF format (0.6 MB)


Try the app

An app that implements the algorithm has been developed for Android and iOS. This app is only available in Dutch (Nederlands) or French (Français)

smartdevice with the app