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Marcio Vasconcelos Oliveira ; Claudio Lima Souza ;Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial 2014, 50 6

Autor: Anderson Magalhães Oliveira

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=393541985004


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Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial ISSN: 1676-2444 jbpml@sbpc.org.br,adagmar.andriolo@g mail.com Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Brasil Magalhães Oliveira, Anderson; Vasconcelos Oliveira, Marcio; Lima Souza, Claudio Prevalence of unnecessary laboratory tests and related avoidable costs in intensive care unit Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial, vol.
50, núm.
6, noviembrediciembre, 2014, pp.
410-416 Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica-Medicina Laboratorial Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=393541985004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative original article Prevalence of unnecessary laboratory tests and related avoidable costs in intensive care unit Prevalência de exames laboratoriais desnecessários e custos evitáveis associados em unidade de terapia intensiva Anderson Magalhães Oliveira1; Marcio Vasconcelos Oliveira2; Claudio Lima Souza2 abstract Introduction: Because of the increase in diagnostic resources, laboratory tests have become an essential tool in diagnostic elucidation. Therefore, we observe an increase in the number of tests request.
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of laboratory tests requests by the intensive care unit (ICU) of the General Hospital at southwest Bahia, and to anticipate the expenses with unnecessary laboratory tests, indicating avoidable costs, and aiming at rationalization of laboratory tests use.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional retrospective study, in which a survey on medical records and laboratory tests results of patients admitted to the ICU was conducted, in the period from August to September 2013.
Results: The sample consisted of 105 patients, 58.1...





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