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Increase of vitamin D assays prescriptions and associated factors: a population-based cohort study.


PMID 28871163

Abstract

A worldwide increase in the frequency of testing for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels has been observed over the last years. Our aim was to measure the evolution in the number of vitamin D assays performed in France from 2008 to 2013 and to investigate some of the drivers that may explain this increase. Patients within the representative 1/97th sample of the French health insurance system reimbursement database (EGBS database) who had at least one 25OHD or 1-25(OH)