Appropriateness of test use in pathology: a new era or reinventing the wheel?

@article{Smellie2003AppropriatenessOT,
  title={Appropriateness of test use in pathology: a new era or reinventing the wheel?},
  author={W Stuart A Smellie},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={40 Pt 6},
  pages={585-92}
}
Pathology has struggled to define and implement changes to improve requesting practices, yet, with the increasing transfer of care from secondary to primary care, our workloads are increasing out of proportion to health care activity. Conversely, some tests appear to be considerably under-used by some general practitioners. Aspects of service reconfiguration such as rationalization of low-volume testing and joint equipment and reagent procurement may release some savings, although any such… CONTINUE READING

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