Personal health literacy is a key factor in reducing health risks. A recent study by Quest Diagnostics published in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE, found that one in three first-time participants in a company-sponsored, lab-based wellness program learned for the first time they were at high risk for high cholesterol, diabetes or chronic kidney disease -- all conditions for which early intervention and changes in health behaviors can improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
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About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at QuestDiagnostics.com. Follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX .About URACURAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through itsaccreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provides a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, call (202) 326-3943, or visit www.urac.org. Quest Diagnostics Contacts:Media: Caitlin McHugh, 973-520-2800Investors: Kathleen Valentine, 973-520-2900