Choosing Wisely Talks | Curbing Unnecessary Lab Testing: Understanding the National Landscape of Laboratory Utilization

Add to Calendar 2021-09-15 12:00:00 2021-09-15 13:00:00 America/Toronto Choosing Wisely Talks | Curbing Unnecessary Lab Testing: Understanding the National Landscape of Laboratory Utilization 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? Event Link: https://choosingwiselycanada.zoom.us/rec/share/N_Vh3QlGVP_Am1kOQfD9X4_X2SLaNNrH6A8f_JBAj0z_xcgQfIJokLZGlcV_iUkK.6uO5QZad_NqcfxPq?startTime=1631721700000 Details in event descripton info@choosingwiselycanada.org

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?

Speakers:

  • 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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