n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Cost-effective utilisation of basic biochemical laboratory investigations in primary care
|Article Title||Cost-effective utilisation of basic biochemical laboratory investigations in primary care|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 4 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 5 National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and 6 Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jul 2012|
|Pages||249 - 251|
The current burden of care imposed on all practising physicians by the four colliding epidemics (lifestyle diseases, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and trauma) in resource-constrained and low- to middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has prompted the call for a paradigm shift in current medical practice. Unnecessary laboratory tests and consumer demand for certain tests have escalated in recent years, and have contributed to rising healthcare costs.
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