PCPs misdiagnose about 1 in 4 cases of iron deficiency anemia

PCPs misdiagnose about 1 in 4 cases of iron deficiency anemia

Many primary care physicians may be overusing laboratory tests for anemia screening, misinterpreting iron studies and underusing bidirectional endoscopy for new-onset iron deficiency anemia, according to a recent survey study.The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, suggest that absent or conflicting guidelines for iron deficiency anemia (IDA) management may contribute to health care waste and medical error, Andrew J. Read, MD, MS, clinical lecturer in the department of internal medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.To ascertain IDA testing andRead More

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