The Impact of Managed Care and Health System Change on Clinical Microbiology

The ASM commissioned The Lewin Group to conduct a survey analysis that investigated the impact of managed care and other health system change on the functions and practices of clinical microbiology laboratories. The study also explores the strategies implemented by laboratories in response to these changes. This report is the first semi-quantitative, objective evaluation of the impact of managed care on the status of clinical microbiology laboratories in a variety of settings, from academic medical centers to community hospitals.

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