Consolidating clinical services
A total annual savings of 3,000 was achieved, after the additional 00 expense for the courier service that transports specimens to the central laboratory.
One way to reduce costs is to provide more efficient services.
Elimination of duplicate testing and instrumentation can result in significant cost savings.
The quality of results can be improved by staffing the core laboratory with educated, experienced microbiologists.
described how reorganization and consolidation of hospital clinical laboratories has reduced cost, improved services, and enhanced the hospital environment.
Providing clinical microbiology services at low cost while maintaining high-quality service is a challenge.