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Docs with e-access to results order more tests: study
Modern Healthcare

Physicians who have computerized access to patients’ test results are actually more likely to order additional lab and imaging tests, according to a study published in Health Affairs.

The study’s findings, which point to a 40% to 70% increase in testing among doctors with computerized access to test results, could shed doubt on long-held beliefs about health information technology’s potential to reduce healthcare spending and inefficiency, the authors said.