Use and costs of nonrecommended tests during routine preventive health exams.

@article{Merenstein2006UseAC,
  title={Use and costs of nonrecommended tests during routine preventive health exams.},
  author={Daniel J. Merenstein and Gail L Daumit and Neil R. Powe},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={521-7}
}
BACKGROUND Routine office visits for preventive health exams (PHEs) are designed to identify asymptomatic diseases at early treatable stages and influence healthy behaviors. Investigation included how often diagnostic tests and procedures were performed for which evidence and guidelines recommend against in asymptomatic individuals during routine PHEs, and the costs associated with the tests and procedures. METHODS In 2005, a cross-sectional study of office-based interventions was conducted… CONTINUE READING

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