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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016;54 Suppl 2:S216-23.

[Excessive spending by misuse of clinical laboratory].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Unidad Complementaria del Banco Central de Sangre, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México. gamaliel.benitez@imss.gob.mx.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Seventy five percent or more of a diagnosis comes from a proper medical history along with an excellent physical examination. This leaves to the clinical laboratory the function of supporting the findings, determining prognosis, classifying the diseases, monitoring the diseases and, in the minimum of cases, establishing the diagnosis. In recent years there has been a global phenomenon in which the allocation of resources to health care has grown in an excessive way; the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social is not an exception with an increase of 29 % from 2009 to 2011; therefore, it is necessary to set containment and reduction without compromising the quality of patient care.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical laboratory services; Diagnosis

PMID:
27561028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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