S M Mehari

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The impact of developing guidelines for laboratory testing in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was examined. Targeted blood tests were recorded on fifty cardiac surgery and fifty general intensive care patients retrospectively. Following the introduction of guidelines, the study was repeated with prospective data collection. Comparison of the samples before and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to examine the effect of time on written guidelines for laboratory testing in an intensive care unit by comparing the numbers of tests performed with those performed three years previously. METHODS In 1995, guidelines were developed for blood test ordering in the Waikato Hospital intensive care unit, which when(More)
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