Cost Implications of Decentralized Testing — A Laboratorian’s View

  • Rainer Haeckel


In the last decade a worldwide trend away from decentralized laboratory services towards central units has been observed in most larger hospitals. While it has been generally believed that centralization considerably improves the overall efficiency, the development of new technologies has recently brought the possibility of decentralization to the forefront of scientific discussion. Clinical chemists must therefore reassess whether centralization provides the efficiency expected.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Haeckel
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  1. 1.Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin ZentralkrankenhausBremen 1Federal Republic of Germany

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