News tagged with laboratory test

'Vast majority' of neurosurgeons practice defensive medicine

More than three-fourths US neurosurgeons practice some form of defensive medicine—performing additional tests and procedures out of fear of malpractice lawsuits, reports a special article in the February issue of Neurosurgery, offici ...

21 hours ago
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FDA to start regulating lab-developed tests

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will begin regulating laboratory-developed tests, a growing class of medical diagnostics that have never before been subject to federal oversight.

Jul 31, 2014
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Fresh faced: Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.

Jan 10, 2014
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Study shows displaying lab costs upfront can save money

Health care costs continue to go up, and physicians control more than 80 percent of those costs. Could providing physicians with real-time information about the cost of what they order help to restrain excessive testing? ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Neurosurgical residents improve quality and reduce costs

Neurosurgical resident-led effort to improve quality and reduce costs in a leading academic institution Charlottesville, VA (October 15, 2013). An incentive program to reduce the number of unnecessary diagnostic laboratory ...

Oct 15, 2013
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Expansion of pharmacists' practice will benefit patients

(HealthDay)—The expanding scope of pharmacists' practice will potentially improve patient care but has implications for physicians, according to an article published online Aug. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the ...

Aug 20, 2013
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