Slashing Superfluous Labs

(from the February 1, 2023 ACP Hospitalist)

By Mollie Frost

Experts offer their advice on getting over your love of daily labs to help patients and reduce costs.

Unnecessary lab orders have long been a target for quality improvement initiatives. In fact, the Society of Hospital Medicine's Choosing Wisely recommendation against routinely performing repetitive complete blood counts (CBCs) and other labs in stable patients turns 10 years old this month.

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ACP Hospitalist is an online magazine for ACP members covering news and trends in hospital medicine.

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