Managing demand for laboratory tests: a laboratory toolkit

@article{Fryer2012ManagingDF,
  title={Managing demand for laboratory tests: a laboratory toolkit},
  author={Anthony A. Fryer and W Stuart A Smellie},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={62 - 72}
}
Healthcare budgets worldwide are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, while maintaining quality. Laboratory testing has not escaped this pressure, particularly since pathology investigations cost the National Health Service £2.5 billion per year. Indeed, the Carter Review, a UK Department of Health-commissioned review of pathology services in England, estimated that 20% of this could be saved by improving pathology services, despite an average annual increase of 8… 

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