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Evidence of overtesting for vitamin D in Australia: an analysis of 4.5 years of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data
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    Evidence of lots of testing is not proof or 'overtesting'

    The study by Bailey et al. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22338984 "Vitamin D Testing Patterns Among Six Veterans Medical Centers in the Southeastern United States: Links With Medical Costs" indicated that increased rates of vitamin D testing led to treatment of deficiency and/or insufficieny and that this in turn was correlated with a reduction in net costs (and improvement with health) due to fewer illnesses.

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