Exploring Lab Tests Over Utilization Patterns Using Health Analytics Methods

@article{Khalifa2016ExploringLT,
  title={Exploring Lab Tests Over Utilization Patterns Using Health Analytics Methods},
  author={Mohamed Khalifa and Ibrahim Zabani and Parwaiz Khalid},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2016},
  volume={226},
  pages={190-3}
}
Healthcare resources are over utilized contributing more to the growing costs of care. Although laboratory testing is essential, yet it can be expensive and excessive. King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia studied lab tests utilization patterns using health analytics methods. The objective was to identify patterns of utilizing lab tests and to develop recommendations to control over utilization. Three over utilization patterns were identified; using expensive tests… CONTINUE READING

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