HOW LONG CAN IT TAKE FOR A HEALTHCARE SYSTEM to underfund clinical lab testing and anatomic pathology services before this ongoing financial erosion becomes visible in the form of systemic quality problems with lab tests?
I believe the United States is now on the path to learning the answer to this question. As you will read
CEO SUMMARY: Interest by office-based physicians in creating an in-clinic medical testing laboratory is on the increase. This has direct consequences for independent commercial labs, hospital lab outreach programs, and anatomic pathology groups, since office- based physicians are a primary source of lab test referrals. One consultant says that 60% to 70% of the volume