Male urologists more likely to order inappropriate PSA test

July 19, 2007

Practitioners who specialize in urology, who are male, who seldom order PSA tests, and who are affiliated with specific hospitals are more likely than are other medical practitioners to inappropriately order a PSA test for asymptomatic patients over age 75 years or under age 40, according to a study from the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center.