Centralisation of Pathology Laboratories
Centralisation is a highly emotive word. In most peoples’ mind it represents a force which they cannot control, and which is going to alter their working lives. Individuals believe it will be imposed for economic reasons, thus leading to fears of job security and loss of senior positions. Equally, the arguments raised against centralisation, are altruistic, often that the service to patients and clinicians will be diminished. Whether the present level of service is based on correct assumptions is not considered. An investigatory service must be firmly based on real need and must not occur because Pathology has just grown like Topsy. 77e have never questioned by experiment, the sort of service we are at present providing or indeed should provide.
KeywordsClinical Chemistry Health District Pathology Laboratory Capital Expenditure Senior Position
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