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10X increase in vitamin D tests in Australia – time for the doctors to learn about vitamin D – April 2011

10-fold rise in vitamin D testing sparks doctor education campaign


By Laura Macfarlane on 14 April 2011

A new Federally-funded campaign will aim to reduce potential over-ordering of vitamin D tests, as figures show testing rates have risen 10-fold in the last five years.

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) this week said vitamin D testing was the fastest growing medical test in Australia, blaming media reports about the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its related health conditions.
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Because of the media hype the doctors may finally learn about vitamin D.

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See also VitaminDWiki