October 2008 Clinical Laboratory News: Guidelines Have an Impact but Face Tough Challenges
MedSun: Newsletter #31, December 2008

By Phil Kibak
American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Clinical Laboratory News

Data from surveys sent to 102 hospitals, public health laboratories and physician office-clinics were used to assess use of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) performance standards. Only 40% of respondents indicated that they were using the most current CLSI guidelines. But interventions such as technical workshops, national teleconferences, and review of educational materials can lead to changes in this outcome.

Additional Information:

Guidelines Have an Impact but Face Tough Challenges. By Phil Kibak. American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) - Clinical Laboratory News. Volume 34, Number 10. October 2008.
http://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/2008/october/Pages/am08_highlights2.aspx


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