Staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of staffing at 151 institutions.

@article{Valenstein2005StaffingBF,
  title={Staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of staffing at 151 institutions.},
  author={Paul N. Valenstein and Rhona J. Souers and David S. Wilkinson},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={467-73}
}
CONTEXT Inadequate staffing of clinical laboratories may compromise quality and throughput, whereas excess staff unnecessarily increases the cost of testing. OBJECTIVES To measure productivity of technical staff and management span of control in a large number of laboratories and to determine factors associated with favorable staffing ratios. DESIGN A total of 151 clinical laboratories provided information about technical and management staffing and output (workload) for 4 laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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