Article Abstract

Overusing laboratory tests: more advantages or drawbacks?

Authors: Martina Montagnana, Giuseppe Lippi

Abstract

After decades of accumulating evidence, the inappropriate use of laboratory services has now become a well-known critical issue. An interesting survey, just recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine (1), describes some interesting aspects concerning the prescription attitudes and the overuse of inpatient laboratory testing in a large American cancer center (i.e., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA).

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