Tool decreases superfluous lab testing, cuts health-care costs -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Tool decreases superfluous lab testing, cuts health-care costs

Anyone who has spent a night in a hospital knows the drill: In comes a phlebotomist, first thing in the morning, for lab tests. Physicians have long recognized that lab testing is not necessary for all hospitalized patients on a daily basis. Regardless, such tests are often conducted because of routine.

02/17/2016

Photo: Drop of blood on a finger tip

A new tool called Value Driven Outcomes (VDO) is able to reduce superfluous lab testing; ©panthermedia.net/ Andreas Ronge