Better use of primary care laboratory services following interventions to 'market' clinical guidelines in New Zealand: a controlled before-and-after study.

Abstract

CONTEXT Laboratory tests for inflammatory response, thyroid function and infectious diarrhoea were not being ordered as recommended by clinical guidelines. OBJECTIVE To measure changes in community laboratory-test ordering following marketing programmes promoting guidelines recommendations. DESIGN Controlled before-and-after study involving 2 years of… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs.2010.048124

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