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Optimal Utilization of Laboratory Testing

Frequency of Testing

Slide 20

November 2011

Frequency of testing is also a concern. For complete blood count, we have to ask ourselves how often it should be ordered in a hospitalized patient and is this recommendation based on high level literature-supported evidence. Sometimes, if we just get our physicians to think about their ordering patterns without even doing anything except asking the question, we can get them to think about the frequency of the testing.

Frequency of Testing


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