Over-testing is defined as the unnecessary and avoidable laboratory tests being done and results in extra laboratory and physician consulting hours, unnecessary kits and materials consumed, avoidable pharmaceutical costs and loss of confidence in the doctor’s advice and health care systems and services.
Have you ever thought about how much money you could save by preventing over-testing or how much your health service would improve by means of a faster differential diagnosis?
Hundreds of thousands of extra laboratory hours
Millions of extra physician consulting hours
Unnecessary kits and materials consumed
Avoidable pharmaceutical costs
Confidence in the doctor’s advice and healthcare systems