Where Doctors Practice Can Determine What Tests They Order
A study finds that doctors on hospital campuses were more likely to order unnecessary tests or referrals than doctors in community practices.
Doctors In Hospitals Are More Likely To Order Unnecessary Tests For Certain Conditions
Unnecessary health care costs money and can even harm patients. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine suggests that where you see your doctor affects how likely you are to receive an unnecessary test or referral to a specialist. (Lavender, 4/10)