Clinical Diagnostic Tests How to Avoid Errors in Ordering Tests and Interpreting Results

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Author: Michael Laposata, MD, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN 10: 1620700832
ISBN 13: 9781620700839
eISBN: 9781617052620
Edition: 1st
Clinical Diagnostic Tests is a convenient, quick-reference guide to common errors and pitfalls in test selection and result interpretation for practitioners and trainees in all areas of clinical medicine. Authored by recognized experts and educators in laboratory medicine, it provides timely, practical guidance about what to do.and what not to do.for practitioners ordering or interpreting clinical tests. Each topic features a concise overview and summary followed by a list of bulleted "standards of care" that will enable practitioners to quickly recognize and avert a potential problem. Organized for easy access to critical information, this pithy guide addresses all major issues practitioners are likely to encounter during their day-to-day clinical work. It is intended for practitioners in pathology, laboratory medicine, primary care as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It is also a valuable resource for clinical trainees and students who need to learn effective, efficient use of the clinical lab in practice.
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