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Monday 22 December 2014
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Doctors "unable to interpret tests"

Some 18% of junior doctors would order a test that they would not be able to fully interpret, a survey has found.

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry said many medical schools are eliminating the study of pathology and laboratory medicine from the curriculum.

And while junior doctors order the majority of hospital pathology tests, the reduction in teaching of the subjects means there is a lack of basic science knowledge among them, a study published in the Annals of Clinical Biochemistry said.

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