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Variation in diagnostic test requests and outcomes: a preliminary metric for OpenPathology.net

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Efforts to reduce healthcare costs have led to the development of metrics to identify unwarranted variation in care. Previous work assessing diagnostic tests is limited, despite their substantial contribution to expenditure. We explored C-reactive Protein (CRP) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) tests ordered across Oxfordshire NHS General Practices, and the proportion of tests that yielded an abnormal result, and identified practices that had a proportion of abnormal CRP and ESR result...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-018-23263-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3629-2546
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2418-2091
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3467-6677
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
4752
Publication date:
2018-03-19
Acceptance date:
2018-03-06
DOI:
EISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
29556075
Source identifiers:
831116
Language:
English
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pubs:831116
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uuid:debc5825-4133-4540-9dd2-4931dbcd0e9e
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pubs:831116
Deposit date:
2018-04-25

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