Sun, 19 Nov 2017
Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
by Canadian Association of Pathologists
Last updated: June 2017
- Don’t perform population based screening for 25-OH-Vitamin D deficiency.
- Don’t screen women with Pap smears if under 21 years of age or over 69 years of age.
- Avoid routine preoperative laboratory testing for low risk surgeries without a clinical indication.
- Avoid standing orders for repeat complete blood count (CBC) on inpatients who are clinically/laboratorily stable.
- Don’t send urine specimens for culture on asymptomatic patients including the elderly, diabetics, or as a follow up to confirm effective treatment.
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