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Value of Health Information Sharing in Reducing Healthcare Waste: An analysis of duplicate testing across hospitals

  title={Value of Health Information Sharing in Reducing Healthcare Waste: An analysis of duplicate testing across hospitals},
  author={Indranil R. Bardhan and Sezgin Ayabakan and Eric Zheng and Kirk Kirksey},
Recent healthcare reform has focused on reducing excessive waste in the US healthcare system, with duplicate testing being one of the main culprits. [] Key Method We utilize a panel data set consisting of 39,600 patient visits across outpatient clinics of 68 hospitals from 2005 to 2012. Our results indicate that hospital switching is associated with greater duplicate testing and usage of inter-hospital information systems is associated with lower duplication. Our results support the need for implementation…

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