The responsible use of the clinical laboratory.

  title={The responsible use of the clinical laboratory.},
  author={Ellis S. Benson},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  volume={19 5},
Concern about spiralling health care costs is leading to a reexamination of the use of the clinical laboratory and other diagnostic technologies in patient care. Laboratory resources are viewed as limited and their use must be measured to meet real needs. Several observers have noted significant overutilization and inappropriate utilization of laboratory… CONTINUE READING