A trial of two strategies to modify the test-ordering behavior of medical residents.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We studied two methods to reduce the ordering of laboratory and radiologic tests by medical residents in their first postgraduate year. Dividing the residents into three groups, we compared the effect of concurrent chart review and discussion in one group with the effect of a moderate financial incentive for limited ordering of tests in a second group. The third group of residents served as a concurrent control, and data on the testing patterns of residents at the same hospital during the year before the study provided a retrospective control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Martin, AR; Wolf, MA; Thibodeau, LA; Dzau, V; Braunwald, E

Published Date

  • December 4, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 303 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 1330 - 1336

PubMed ID

  • 7432374

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM198012043032304


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States