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Only when “absolutely necessary” – reducing unnecessary bloodwork

by: Amber Daugherty for St. Michael's Hospital

To help keep patients safe, teams at St. Michael’s Hospital have been working over the past few years on reducing reflexive blood draws – tests that are done unnecessarily and are not contributing to care. The team, led by Dr. Lisa Hicks, Hematologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, has developed a Choosing Wisely Canada toolkit to help others learn from the hospital’s implementation efforts. Read more about St. Michael’s Hospitals Pause the Draws initiative that has led to a 27% reduction in blood collection on some units.

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