The Role of the Clinical Chemistry Service
AbstractLarger numbers of increasingly diversified laboratory investigations have demanded an improved performance in laboratory services. The implementation of automation has alleviated the analytical problems. The formidable clerical task involving professional staff can be handled conveniently, more accurately and more quickly than by manual methods by electronic data processing systems, which are briefly reviewed. Organisation of the clinical chemistry service in the UK is returning to a centralised system, which has become necessary in the face of escalating expense in buying equipment and the running costs of the Health Service. Serious shortage of specialised personnel is alleviated by the adoption of a rationalised system with the formation of group laboratory services. Application of some of these ideas may help in planning improvement of the clinical chemistry services in South Africa.
S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1712 (1974)
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