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What is the return on investment for laboratory medicine? The antidote to silo budgeting in diagnostics
Procuring and managing diagnostic services, such as laboratory medicine, is generally based on cost and activity. Improving productivity of laboratory services therefore tends to focus on reducing the cost per test. However, ...
Where Is the Value of Laboratory Medicine and How Do You Unlock It?
The innovation pathway by which a newly discovered biomarker is developed into a medical test and used in routine clinical practice comprises a number of different processes split between 2 phases. The first follows on ...
Extracting data from diagnostic test accuracy studies for meta-analysis
It is important that DTA reviews summarise all the available evidence. Studies in which the necessary information is not fully reported should not necessarily be excluded from pooled analyses. As reported in this article, ...