Prothrombin Time and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Testing: A Comparative Effectiveness Study in a Million-Patient Sample.

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PloS one, ISSN: 1932-6203, Vol: 10, Issue: 8, Page: e0133317

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10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.t003, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.g001, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.t004, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.g003, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.g002, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.g005, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317.g004, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133317
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Manu N. Capoor, Jerry L. Stonemetz, John C. Baird, Fahad S. Ahmed, Ahsan Awan, Christof Birkenmaier, Mario A. Inchiosa, Steven K. Magid, Kathryn McGoldrick, Ernesto Molmenti, Sajjad Naqvi, Stephen D. Parker, S. M. Pothula, Aryeh Shander, R. Grant Steen, Michael K. Urban, Judith Wall, Vincent A. Fischetti, Sinuhe Hahn Show More Hide
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences, lupus anticoagulant antibodies, comparative effectiveness study, aptt tests, prothrombin time, von willebrand disease, screening tests, american healthcare expenditures, activated partial thromboplastin time testing, partial thromboplastin time, pt tests, preoperative patients
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A substantial fraction of all American healthcare expenditures are potentially wasted, and practices that are not evidence-based could contribute to such waste. We sought to characterize whether Prothrombin Time (PT) and activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT) tests of preoperative patients are used in a way unsupported by evidence and potentially wasteful.

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