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Title: Laboratory medicine: challenges and opportunities
Authors: Bossuyt, Xavier ×
Verweire, Kurt
Blanckaert, Norbert #
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: P.B. Hoeber
Series Title: Clinical Chemistry vol:53 issue:10 pages:1730-1733
Abstract: Technologic innovations have substantially improved the productivity of clinical laboratories, but the services provided by clinical laboratories are increasingly becoming commoditized. We reflect on how current developments may affect the future of laboratory medicine and how to deal with these changes. We argue that to be prepared for the future, clinical laboratories should enhance efficiency and reduce costs by forming alliances and networks; consolidating, integrating, or outsourcing; and more importantly, create additional value by providing knowledge services related to in vitro diagnostics.
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ISSN: 0009-9147
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Department of Imaging & Pathology - miscellaneous
Experimental Laboratory Immunology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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