Laboratories

Interventions for Utilization Program Success


When selecting from the thousands of laboratory tests available, healthcare providers need the best support possible to choose appropriate testing that will give the most guidance for a patient's care. Laboratory stewardship and utilization programs can reduce unnecessary and inappropriate testing, as well as significantly lower costs and improve patient satisfaction and safety. Successful programs rely on interventions that educate and guide providers while eliminating waste. Guidelines by the National Committee for Lab Stewardship separate…
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