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La Rivista Italiana della Medicina di Laboratorio 2019 Settembre;15(3):163-72

DOI: 10.23736/S1825-859X.19.00039-2

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

The value of Laboratory Medicines

Piero CAPPELLETTI 1 , Maria GOLATO 2

1 SIPMeL, Castelfranco Veneto, Treviso, Italia; 2 ASL02 Lanciano-Vasto-Chieti, Lanciano, Chieti, Italia



Laboratory Medicine produces information and consultations for the health of human being through the diagnostic process and in the clinical pathways and its value refers to the clinical outcomes (both individual and population ones), to the organizational services, and to the value for money. The role of Laboratory Medicine in the diagnostic process is well studied in the different cognitive models and quantified in terms of Guidelines and outcomes. Its role in the clinical pathways is well defined according to the principles of patient’ centeredness, the criteria of the activities at clinic-laboratory interface in the pre-pre and post-post phases of Total Testing Process, and the characteristics of the reorganizations of the services, offering the basis for a value-for-money evaluation.


KEY WORDS: Laboratory Medicine; Appropriateness; Effectiveness; Clinical utility

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