Appropriate use of clinical microbiology tests.

@article{Wilson2002AppropriateUO,
  title={Appropriate use of clinical microbiology tests.},
  author={Michael Lawrence Wilson},
  journal={Clinics in laboratory medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={491-503}
}
Laboratory medicine lacks the tools necessary to define appropriate test use; nonetheless, existing laboratory test characteristics, although inadequate, provide a common starting point for developing definitions of appropriate test use. As Lundberg [1], Szczepura [15], and van Walraven and Naylor [2] have emphasized, developing a process for defining appropriate laboratory use should receive a high priority. There is a particular need to develop methods for standardizing studies [59… CONTINUE READING

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