Routine admission testing
Record ID 31998008946
The aim of this report was to determine whether routine admission testing in Saskatchewan hospitals reflects 'best' practice.
Authors' recommendations: Medical technology has provided an array of tests to assist in medical diagnosis. Because testing technology has improved significantly and is now readily available, it may be tempting to use tests on even asymptomatic individuals to detect occult disease. There is, however, little evidence to support this practice. In fact, testing patients who have no signs or symptoms of disease or who are not at increased risk of a particular disease can lead to misleading results. Only a handful of tests yield benefits when used to 'screen' an entire population.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hqc.sk.ca/resources.html
Year Published: 1993
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
- Diagnostic Tests, Routine
- Mass Screening
Organisation Name: Health Services Utilization and Research Commission
Contact Address: Health Services Utilization and Research Committee Box 46, 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 0W8, Canada Tel: (306) 655-1500, Fax: (306) 655-1462
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