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Doctors Order Fewer Lab Tests When Cost Data Are Displayed in EHRs
A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that displaying cost data for laboratory tests through electronic health record systems could encourage doctors to order fewer and less expensive tests. The researchers say providing such data through EHRs can help educate doctors about costs and reduce unnecessary lab tests. Healthcare IT News.

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