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Explaining variations in test ordering in primary care: protocol for a realist review

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Introduction Studies have demonstrated the existence of significant variation in test-ordering patterns in both primary and secondary care, for a wide variety of tests and across many health systems. Inconsistent practice could be explained by differing degrees of underuse and overuse of tests for diagnosis or monitoring. Underuse of appropriate tests may result in delayed or missed diagnoses; overuse may be an early step that can trigger a cascade of unnecessary intervent...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7083-6589
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Duddy, C
Grant:
NIHR-RM-SR-2017-08-018
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Funding agency for:
Wong, G
Grant:
Project Number 390
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Publication date:
2018-09-12
Acceptance date:
2018-08-10
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EISSN:
2044-6055
Source identifiers:
919064
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pubs:919064
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uuid:b5a14181-dd5e-4dde-a177-d900926c515f
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pubs:919064
Deposit date:
2018-09-19

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