The rise of cholesterol testing: how much is unnecessary?
|Abstract||Background: Laboratory testing has increased dramatically over recent decades, which is a consequence particularly of repeat testing or monitoring, as either a response to treatment or follow-up. Aim: To assess rates of measurement of lipid levels (total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, triglyceride) for diagnosis and monitoring over the last 20 years. Design of study: Audit of electronic database. Setting: A single region in the UK (Oxford ... [truncated at 450 characters in length]|
|Author||Helen Doll; Brian Shine; Jonathan Kay; et al|