The Asking for Redundant Tests Syndrome (ARTS)

  • Alan M. Bold


It is appropriate that the Symposium on “Laboratory Data and Patient Care” starts with a session on the “Economical use of the clinical laboratory”. The last two decades or so have been notable for inexorably rising workloads and costs in pathology laboratories. It appears that too little attention has been paid to the underlying causes of these problems.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan M. Bold
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  1. 1.National Guard King Khalid HospitalJeddahKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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