Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 4, P761-791, December 1985

Cost Containment in Microbiology

  • Raymond C. Bartlett
    Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut 06115
    Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; and Director, Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
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      Cost containment in microbiology will require that the laboratory introduce controls on ordering and specimen submission. Laboratory personnel must also establish criteria to limit the extent of specimen processing to the production of information that can be expected to be clinically useful. This will involve a close interaction with infectious disease services and clinical departments.
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