Giovanni Barletta

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BACKGROUND The increasing need to reduce the costs of providing diagnostic laboratory services has prompted initiatives based on the centralization and consolidation of laboratory facilities. However, the majority of papers and experiences reported in literature focus on "cost per test" thus overlooking the real value of a laboratory service, which requires(More)
BACKGROUND Pressure to cut health-care costs has involved clinical laboratories underpinning the need to reduce cost per test through programs designed to consolidate activities and increase volumes. Currently, however, there is little evidence of the effectiveness of these measures. The aim of the present study was to verify whether a rational,(More)
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