Health policy news

Telling doctors the cost of blood tests can reduce spending

Added: Wednesday 8 June 2011

A US study suggests that when doctors are told the exact costs of blood tests, they order fewer of these tests, spending around 25% less as a result. This suggests that making doctors aware of the costs could reduce the number of unnecessary tests ordered.

+  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/17/health-money-idUSL4E7GH07M20110517


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