Routine hospital laboratory testing is common, and unnecessary tests can harm patients.1 Multiple professional societies have recommended against routine laboratory testing in hospitalized patients.2
Advanced practice health care providers (APP), including nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA), increasingly care for hospitalized patients and order tests3; registered nurses (RN) may also influence ordering. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated attitudes of nonphysician health care providers toward inpatient laboratory testing.
Roman BR, Yang A, Masciale J, Korenstein D. Association of Attitudes Regarding Overuse of Inpatient Laboratory Testing With Health Care Provider Type. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(8):1205–1207. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1634
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