Critical Values: ASCP Practice Parameter

@inproceedings{Emancipator1997CriticalVA,
  title={Critical Values: ASCP Practice Parameter},
  author={Kenneth Emancipator},
  year={1997}
}
  • Kenneth Emancipator
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Appropriate use of critical values improves patient outcome by ensuring that physicians are promptly notified of immediate life-threatening conditions. Conversely, overuse squanders resources and actually may impair patient outcome. A generic critical values list derived from interlaboratory surveys is an excellent starting point, but every laboratory must customize its list to meet the needs of the organization that it serves. Category-specific and once-per-period critical values can limit… CONTINUE READING

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