The physician's office laboratory: 1988 and 1996 survey of Illinois pediatricians

Journal Name: 
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med
Authors: 
Binns,H.J.
LeBailly,SL
Gardner,H.G.
Abstract: 
OBJECTIVES: To contrast practices of physicians' office laboratories in the years 1988 and 1996 and ascertain physicians' perception of the effect of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). DESIGN: Mailed surveys to members of the Illinois chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1988 and 1996. SUBJECTS: There were 525 and 980 respondents in 1988 and 1996, respectively; analyses included 282 and 374 surveys representing offices where direct patient care was provided in a nonhospital setting. A paired analysis was also conducted on 101 offices that responded to both surveys. RESULTS: There was a decline from 1988 to 1996 in the percentage of offices doing in-office laboratory testing (93% to 84%, respectively; chi2 test; P
1988
Volume: 
152
Pages: 
585-690
Keywords: 
980, analysis, blood, Cholesterol, clinical, cost, Culture, Documentation, effects, Guidelines, Hematocrit, Illinois, Laboratories, laboratory, Occult Blood, patient, Patient Care, Patients, Pediatrics, Perception, Physicians, PPRG, quality, Quality Control, survey, Urinalysis, urine