P28. What Influences Clinician's Decisions to Order Lab Tests?


Evidence has shown inappropriate lab utilization has contributed to escalating health costs and that routine health checks do not improve cancer or cardiovascular disease related morbidity or mortality. In addition, blood testing is not routinely recommended for our young healthy college population. This poster will describe the results of a knowledge assessment, behavioral survey, and peer review of primary care clinicians (prescribers and nurses) to better understand the determinants of their laboratory requests.

Poster Category: Practice/Programmatic


Presenter(s): Richard O'Keefe, MD, MA, FAAFP, ABFM, Tehmina Kazmi, MD, Meghan McSherry, FNP-BC, Martine Duplan, BA, Linda Jordan, MD (Columbia University)

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