Regional variations in test requiring patterns of general practitioners in Spain

  title={Regional variations in test requiring patterns of general practitioners in Spain},
  author={Maria Salinas and Maite L{\'o}pez-Garrig{\'o}s and Juli{\'a}n D{\'i}az and Mario Ortu{\~n}o and Mart{\'i}n Yago and Bego{\~n}a La{\'i}z and Arturo Carratal{\'a} and Virtudes Chinchilla and Goizane Marcaida and Enrique Rodr{\'i}guez-Borja and A. Mariano Esteban and Marcos Guaita and Cristina Aguado and Miguel Angel Lorente and Emilio Alvarez Flores and Joaqu{\'i}n Uris},
  booktitle={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the requesting patterns for a range of laboratory tests ordered in 2009 from eight laboratories providing services to eight health areas, using appropriate indicators. DESIGN Indicators measured every test request per 1,000 inhabitants, and indicators that measured the number of tests per related test requested by general practitioners were calculated. The savings generated, if each Health Care Department achieved the appropriate indicator standard, were also calculated… CONTINUE READING

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