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Overtesting and undertesting in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Abstract:

Background

Health systems are currently subject to unprecedented financial strains. Inappropriate test use wastes finite health resources (overuse) and delays diagnoses and treatment (underuse). As most patient care is provided in primary care, it represents an ideal setting to mitigate waste.

Objective

To identify overuse and underuse of diagnostic tests in primary care.

Design

Systematic review and meta-analysis

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018557

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0661-7362
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Open Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
e018557
Publication date:
2018-02-05
Acceptance date:
2017-12-12
DOI:
EISSN:
2044-6055
ISSN:
2044-6055
Pubs id:
pubs:823547
URN:
uri:ed70d47a-e3bd-455f-8f3c-ec0b474a5b3e
UUID:
uuid:ed70d47a-e3bd-455f-8f3c-ec0b474a5b3e
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pubs:823547
Language:
English
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