Study: Most ambulatory services remain overused

12/31/2012 | Modern Medicine

Most services in the ambulatory environment, including complete blood count and electrocardiogram testing in general exams, remain overused, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study reviewed data on tests from 1999 to 2009. The study, however, found improvement in several underuse measures, including antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation and the use of aspirin.

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