Routine biochemical screening on admission saves neither money nor time: a randomised trial

Abstract

Background Evidence justifying the use of routine laboratory screening on admission is weak. The principle, however, has been widely used for decades, the arguments being convenience, a more rapid and thorough screening, and thus reduced admission time. This study investigated the differences in cost of tests and admission time if doctors at admission prescribed single biochemical tests rather than using predefined test panels.

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@inproceedings{Pareek2012RoutineBS, title={Routine biochemical screening on admission saves neither money nor time: a randomised trial}, author={Manan Pareek and Felix Haidl and Lars Folkestad and Mikkel Brabrand}, year={2012} }