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The landscape of inappropriate laboratory testing: a 15-year meta-analysis.

Zhi M, Ding EL, Theisen-Toupal J, Whelan J, Arnaout R. PloS one. 2013;8:e78962.

Overuse of diagnostic tests is an increasingly recognized patient safety hazard. This systematic review found evidence of both persistent overuse of routine laboratory tests and underutilization of certain tests (which could lead to missed or delayed diagnoses).