11 April 2016 (Monday) - Cost Cutting?
Here’s a backwards step. In the past in certain circumstances only parts of the blood count get reported. When I first started we never did a diff on the ante-natals. Now it is being suggested that only certain parts of the blood count be reported in certain circumstances.
Personally I see this more as a money-spinner; most analysers do a complete full blood count. The pennies saved by picking and choosing which elements are reported and which are not will be more than spent in having staff decide which elements are reported and which are not.
There was also talk about not performing chemistry tests as profiles but only measuring specific analytes as requested.
It might save a few pennies but surely the whole point of testing by panels is that the tests which constitute the panels should best be considered in relation to each other?
Labels: journal review