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The New York Academy of Medicine

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Date(s) - 04/30/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The New York Academy of Medicine

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“Why Bother! The Comprehensive Pre-Op Panel”
National guidelines recommend minimizing pre-operative testing in lower-risk, stable patients undergoing non-emergent surgery, since it rarely if ever alters the perioperative course and is very costly. Through the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign, specialty societies have published lists of “5 things” that constitute frequently overused services. Excessive pre-operative testing has been identified in lists from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Vascular Medicine, and the American College of Radiology. However, excessive pre-operative testing remains common. This event, co-sponsored by 5 Sections of the New York Academy of Medicine, will address the appropriate use of pre-operative testing. Panelists will present the issues and describe initiatives within regions aimed at decreasing overuse in this area.


Cost: Fellows & Members: Free; Non-members: $10
Non NYAM Residents, Trainees and Fellows may register for free by sending a message to and including “Pre-Op Testing” in the subject line as well as your name, affiliation and email address.
Questions: Donna Fingerhut, or (212) 419-3645

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