Temporal growth and geographic variation in the use of laboratory tests by NHS general practices: using routine data to identify research priorities

John Busby, Knut Schroeder, Wolfram Woltersdorf, Jonathan Ac Sterne, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Alastair Hay, William Hollingworth

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Abstract

Laboratory tests are extensively used for diagnosis and monitoring in UK primary care. Test usage by GPs, and associated costs, have grown substantially in recent years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-66
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Volume63
Issue number609
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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