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Practice variation in the use of tests in UK primary care: a retrospective analysis of 16 million tests performed over 3.3 million patient years in 2015/16

Abstract:
Background The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is currently subject to unprecedented financial strain. The identification of unnecessary healthcare resource use has been suggested to reduce spending. However, there is little very research quantifying wasteful test use, despite the £3 billion annual expenditure. Geographical variation has been suggested as one metric in which to quantify inappropriate use. We set out to identify tests ordered from UK primary care that are s... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12916-018-1217-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3629-2546
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7976-7172
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC Medicine Journal website
Volume:
229
Issue:
16
Publication date:
2018-12-20
Acceptance date:
2018-11-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-7015
Pmid:
30567539
Source identifiers:
954686
Language:
English
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pubs:954686
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uuid:4b0db57f-06f0-4273-991f-1a40c19b22ef
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pubs:954686
Deposit date:
2019-01-09

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