Health Systems

Look to Laboratory Data for Actionable Insights that Save Millions of Dollars

January 20, 2020 Approximately 70 percent of medical decisions are based on pathology and laboratory test results.  Studies have shown, however, that 10 to 30 percent of the estimated 13 billion tests performed in the United States each year are either unnecessary or inappropriate.1,2 This over testing leads to wasted cost and added hardship for the patient who may also undergo excessive treatment as a result of inappropriate testing. Health systems that are taking action…
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