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La Rivista Italiana della Medicina di Laboratorio 2019 Marzo;15(1):3-9

DOI: 10.23736/S1825-859X.19.00010-0

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Manifestos for Laboratory Medicine

Piero CAPPELLETTI

SIPMeL, Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso, Italia



In 2018, a set of scientific articles on international journals and collaborative documents in Italy launched a campaign for Laboratory Medicine, for its clinical and politic visibility, for its organization focused to patients’ and populations’ outcomes, and for a workforce adequate in numbers and in competencies. These “manifestos” discuss not completely new issues, but with new awareness: the global engagement, the need of advocacy by the discipline and its leaders, a re-thinking on academic education, the need of adequate facilities and adequate financing. Nevertheless, in general, there is not a sufficiently comprehensive vision about the digital transformation of healthcare, the centeredness of a “new” patient, the need of building a Laboratory Medicine out of the fence, and the archetype of Laboratory professional that could be indicated to colleagues and students.


KEY WORDS: Medical laboratory science; Point-of-care testing; Digital transformation; Patient-centered care

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