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A Choosing Wisely Laboratory Intervention at North York General Hospital

By Editor on 8/24/2018

By Manuel Giraldo

While laboratory testing is an integral component of patient care, unnecessary testing increases healthcare costs and triggers additional invasive procedures, specialist referrals, and follow-up testing.1 It is generally accepted that between 10% and 50% of laboratory tests are unnecessary and that defining what constitutes appropriate testing can be challenging.2

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