Approach to rational laboratory test utilization

photo of Dr. Anshula Ambasta

Approach to rational laboratory test utilization

We invite you to watch the presentation: Approach to rational laboratory test utilization given at the October 2023 TI Annual Course by Dr. Anshula Ambasta.

The aims of this practical and evidence-informed presentation are to:

  • Understand the concept of laboratory test misutilization;
  • Identify barriers and facilitators in reducing laboratory test over-utilization;
  • Develop an approach to rational laboratory test selection

Dr. Ambasta is a general internist with a research focus on healthcare quality and patient safety. She pursued a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on Clinical Effectiveness. Dr. Ambasta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Choosing Wisely Canada national expert group dedicated to reducing unnecessary laboratory testing. Her overall research program focuses on reduction of low-value services in health systems.


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