Role of a central laboratory in implementing national cholesterol education panel guidelines in rural practices: model system for managed care.


We describe the use of a central laboratory to identify patients who may be candidates for a hypercholesterolemia treatment program and to direct their referral into this program. The laboratory, providing service for 16 medical practices in a rural area of upstate New York, served as the entry point to the treatment program for those patients with serum… (More)

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