Global trends in critical values practices and their harmonization.

@article{Kost2011GlobalTI,
  title={Global trends in critical values practices and their harmonization.},
  author={Gerald J. Kost and Kristin N Hale},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={167-76}
}
BACKGROUND The objectives of this article were 1) to identify current trends in critical values practices in North America, Europe, and other regions; 2) to describe progress toward harmonization of critical limits; and 3) to synthesize strategies that will encourage global consensus. Critical limits are described in national surveys. Critical value practices are guided by federal statutes, The Joint Commission regulations, and accreditation requirements in the US; by provincial healthcare… CONTINUE READING