Decentralized lab testing. A collaborative approach to point of care testing

Hosp Top. Winter 1995;73(1):23-7. doi: 10.1080/00185868.1995.10543741.

Abstract

What is involved in setting up and managing a decentralized laboratory testing program at a hospital? What elements are involved in making such a program a success? Multidepartmental and multidisciplinary cooperation and communication are the keys to implementing a cost-effective, user-friendly system that assures quality patient care and operator competence.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / analysis
  • Chicago
  • Documentation
  • Hospital Costs / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Inservice Training
  • Interdepartmental Relations
  • Laboratories, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Laboratories, Hospital / standards
  • Medical Laboratory Personnel / education
  • Medical Laboratory Personnel / standards
  • Models, Organizational
  • Nursing Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Service, Hospital / standards
  • Pathology Department, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Pathology Department, Hospital / standards
  • Patients' Rooms*
  • Program Development
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care

Substances

  • Blood Glucose