Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 4, P801-810, December 1985

Cost Containment in Surgical Pathology

  • Charles T. Curtin
    Corresponding author: Department of Laboratories, Moses Taylor Hospital, 700 Quincy Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
    Director, Department of Laboratories, Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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  • Robert Sinnenberg
    Pathologist, Clinical Laboratories, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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  • Miguel Sanchez
    Associate Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Englewood Hospital, Englewood, New Jersey

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology; New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, New York, New York
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      This article discusses effective cost management in surgical pathology. It addresses the three major components of direct cost: personnel, equipment and purchasing, and testing and operations. Suggestions that may result in more cost effective management are offered.
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