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Defining over- and underuse of laboratory diagnostics: a consensus-oriented E-Delphi study

Visser, R.C. (2020) Defining over- and underuse of laboratory diagnostics: a consensus-oriented E-Delphi study.

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Abstract:Laboratory diagnostics are essential for the detection, management, and monitoring of diseases. Most of the clinical decisions are facilitated by the test results of laboratory diagnostics. However, there is a reasonable risk that laboratory diagnostics may be used inappropriately. However, defining this concept is difficult as there is a general lack of consensus on how to define over- and underuse. This complexity is well demonstrated by the great variety in definitions used to classify laboratory diagnostics as being over- or underused, which highlights the need for a clear definition. The objective of this E-Delphi study is to reach a consensus on a definition of over- and underuse of laboratory diagnostics when taking into account the perspectives of the user, provider and, payer in primary and secondary care.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82677
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