Choosing Wisely Talks | Curbing Unnecessary Lab Testing: Understanding the National Landscape of Laboratory Utilization
Laboratory testing is the single highest volume medical activity. While laboratory findings can provide important diagnostic insights, not all of these tests are needed. Low-value laboratory tests can lead to false positives, unnecessary follow-up referrals, and potentially expose patients to harm — all of which are downstream consequences of low-value care.
The return of Choosing Wisely Talks on September 15 at 12 p.m. ET will explore the national landscape of laboratory utilization. What’s working to reduce low-value laboratory testing? And how can we align this with efforts to alleviate pressures on resource-constrained health care systems?
- Dr. Manal Elnenaei, Medical Biochemist and Division Head, Clinical Chemistry, Nova Scotia Health Authority
- Dr. Amol Verma, Clinician-Scientist, St. Michael’s Hospital and Co-Lead, GEMINI
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