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Optimal Utilization of Laboratory Testing


Slide 28

November 2011

In summary, the laboratory staff can help physicians in ordering and interpreting tests and can identify overused and misused tests using literature and data-based decisions. Algorithms can be very helpful to assist in test ordering to reduce unnecessary tests and to improve the time to diagnosis. And there, you can define or interventions to guide or restrict provider choices regarding lab testing. Finally, you can consider establishing a Clinical Practice Committee to provide ongoing guidance.



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