The '70% claim': what is the evidence base?

@article{Hallworth2011TheC,
  title={The '70% claim': what is the evidence base?},
  author={Mike J Hallworth},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 Pt 6},
  pages={487-8}
}
Those involved in the practice of laboratory medicine are convinced of its value to effective and safe patient care, and usually have much anecdotal evidence of instances in which appropriate testing or the provision of interpretative comments have improved care. However, systematic evidence of the contribution of laboratory medicine to the overall process of diagnosis and management of patients is much harder to obtain – understandably so, in view of the multitude of factors that are involved… CONTINUE READING
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