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Excessive vitamin D testing in Australia – July 2012

Highlights from Huge rise in vitamin D testing is not making us healthier Sidney July 2012

  • Cost of vitamin D testing 100X more than in year 2000.
    (assuming that the figure includes that the cost of each vitamin D test has probably dropped by 2X, makes for 200X more tests)
  • 15% of people had 4 tests per year
  • 8% of people had 5 tests per year
  • propose limiting to 3 tests per year per person
  • Currently 5 tests per 100 people

See also VitaminDWiki