Health Trends Highlights
Quest Diagnostics Health Trends®

Quest Diagnostics Health Trends® is a series of data-supported scientific reports that provide insights into critical healthcare issues. We provide our unique findings to empower better patient care, population health, and public policy. 

Please review below for our marquis Health Trends reports from recent years. To speak with a Health Trends expert, contact us at mediacontact@QuestDiagnostics.com.

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2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015

2021

COVID-19: Magnifying Racial Disparities in U.S. Healthcare

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Workforce Drug Test Positivity Continues at Historically High Levels (Drug Testing Index™, 2021)

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Decreases in Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening in the U.S.

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Changes in Newly Identified Cancer Among US Patients From Before COVID-19 Through the First Full Year of the Pandemic

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2020

COVID-19 Testing Hesitancy Among Americans

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Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Positivity Surges in Women Ages 18-30

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HPV Test Misses Twice as Many Women who Develop Cervical Cancer as Cotesting

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Changes in the Number of US Patients with Newly Identified Cancer Before and During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

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SARS-Cov-2 Positivity Rates Associated with Circulating 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels

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The Opioid Epidemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic: Drug Testing in 2020

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Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbed to Highest Rate in 16 Years (Drug Testing Index™, 2020)

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Disparities in SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rates: Associations with Race and Ethnicity

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2019

Majority of Physicians Fear Another Prescription Drug Crisis (Drug Misuse in America, 2019)

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Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004 (Drug Testing Index™, 2019)

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2018

Lyme Disease: Quest data reveal more cases in more places

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Workforce Drug Positivity at Highest Rate in a Decade (Drug Testing Index™, 2018)

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Drug Misuse Rates Remain Constant at High Levels, and Dangerous Opioid-related Drug Combining Is Prevalent (Drug Misuse in America, 2018)

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2017

One in Four Individuals Combine Opioids and Benzodiazepines, a Potentially Lethal Mix (Drug Misuse in America, 2017)

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Increases in Illicit Drugs, Including Cocaine, Drive Workforce Drug Positivity to Highest Rate in 12 Years (Drug Testing Index™, 2017)

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2016

One in Two American Adults Misuse Their Prescription Drugs (Drug Misuse in America, 2016)

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Unsafe Lead Levels in Children Found in Numerous Regions of the United States

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Drug Positivity in U.S. Workforce Rises to Highest Level in a Decade (Drug Testing Index™, 2016)

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2015

Prescription Drug Misuse in America: Diagnostic Insights into the Continuing Drug Epidemic Battle (Drug Misuse in America, 2015)

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HPV-Only Screening Misses More Cervical Cancers in Women 30 and Older Than Pap-Only or Pap-HPV Co-testing

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Diabetes Diagnoses Surge in States that Expanded Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act

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Illicit Drug Positivity Rate Increases Sharply in Workplace Testing (Drug Testing Index™, 2015)

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