Cost analysis. Bedside blood glucose testing

Am J Clin Pathol. 1992 Jan;97(1):106-7. doi: 10.1093/ajcp/97.1.106.


Cost analysis of the bedside blood glucose testing program at a Veterans Affairs medical center indicated a per-test cost of $11.50, as opposed to the conventional laboratory testing cost for serum glucose of $3.19. Extrapolated to the 172 Veterans Affairs hospitals, the extra cost of the procedure is estimated to be in excess of $3 million each year.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Chemical Analysis / economics
  • Blood Glucose / analysis*
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Hospitals, Veterans / economics
  • Humans
  • Prospective Studies
  • United States


  • Blood Glucose