Reducing Unnecessary Repetitive Lab Testing

Series: Choosing Wisely Talks
19 Jun 2024

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Reducing Unnecessary Repetitive Lab Testing

19 Jun 2024

12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Blood tests are an important diagnostic tool, but repetitive or routine testing in stable patients adds little value to their care. Excessive blood draws can be harmful, leading to hospital-acquired anemia and unnecessary investigations.

Don’t miss Choosing Wisely Talks on June 19 at 12 p.m. ET for a discussion on strategies to minimize unnecessary lab testing. Speakers will provide practical insights from quality improvement studies focusing on routine and unnecessary bloodwork in general medicine and intensive care units.

  • Dr. Tom Bodley, University of Toronto, presenting on Sources of Variability and Unnecessary Blood Testing in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Dr. William Silverstein, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, presenting on Use of Routine Bloodwork on General Internal Medicine Inpatients: A Retrospective Cohort Study