Table 2

Number of requested tests per patients in outlier (O) and non-outlier (NO) GP practices

PeriodElectrolyte profilesLipid profilesPSAThyroid profilesHbA1c Liver profilesACRImmunos
ONOONOONOONOONOONOONOONO
2011–20120.880.490.650.250.220.060.970.283.041.780.840.423.801.830.0170.005
2012–20130.580.500.990.250.280.071.000.293.321.991.020.424.611.800.0240.006
2013–20140.850.500.950.240.220.070.960.284.592.320.740.414.501.840.0240.006
2014–20150.780.500.520.210.220.070.950.275.002.460.970.423.961.430.0340.008
2015–20160.870.510.510.210.230.070.860.278.062.930.740.414.551.130.0270.008
  • The requesting rates for (1) electrolyte profiles, liver profiles, thyroid profiles, lipid profiles  and immunoglobulins are expressed as the number of tests per patient ; (2) PSA—as the number of tests per male patient   and (3) ARC and HbA 1c—as the number of tests per patient  with diabetes.

  • ACR,  albumin/creatinine ratio; GP, general practitioner; PSA, prostate-specific antigen.