Health-care resources are wasted when doctors overuse diagnostic tests. The tests may be redundant or inappropriate in the first place, and may also generate false-positive results, which prompt further needless investigation, or cause adverse effects. Over the past decade, the use of pathology laboratory tests is thought to have increased by 5% to 10% each ...
Getting doctors to reduce diagnostic testing is hard, but we should keep trying
By Rakesh Kumar
7 Jul 2015