Cost-containment and the use of reference laboratories.

  title={Cost-containment and the use of reference laboratories.},
  author={S. J. Shaw and Joseph M. Miller},
  journal={Clinics in laboratory medicine},
  volume={5 4},
Hospital laboratories and hospital-independent reference laboratories will need to change in order to provide comprehensive, medically appropriate, and reasonably priced laboratory services in the cost-containment age we are entering. The change must be economically and technologically innovative and relevant to society's next generation of health care needs. Hospital laboratories and commercial laboratories may become weaker or stronger relative to one another, but our guess is that they will… CONTINUE READING

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