When researchers study rare diseases, breakthroughs can be made that help patients. Revisit studies that are putting genetic puzzle pieces together to tackle these conditions.
Unnecessary vitamin D testing dropped dramatically in Canada after payment stopped, but Choosing Wisely guidelines also had an impact in both U.S. and Canada.
The movement to reduce overtesting and overtreatment is blossoming, but much more work is needed to cut back on low-value care.
Global health funding helps get more than 300 “essential medicines” to developing nations. A group of experts compiled a parallel list of tests it says could help doctors best use these medicines to improve health worldwide.