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Table 2 Participant themes and sub-themes

From: GP’s perspectives on laboratory test use for monitoring long-term conditions: an audit of current testing practice

Themes Sub-themes
Pressures that promote over-testing Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)/ guidelines/protocol
Workload from secondary care
Fear of missing something
Patient led demand/expectation
Doing more tests at once to save nurse appointments later
Consequences of over-testing Workload
Harms of testing
Uncertainty Lack of evidence for clinical practice
How frequently to monitor
Doctors being uncertain about what other staff nurses/healthcare assistants are doing in their treatment room
Cost of tests