The two articles in the Diagnosis and Treatment section of this issue (1, 2) signal a new series on well-informed use of diagnostic tests that will run through 1986 and into 1987. The articles are being prepared in response to the Blue Cross-Blue Shield Medical Necessity Project on Laboratory and Pathology Services and in response to the judgment of the American College of Physicians that reimbursement decisions by Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans should be based on scientific data rather than on opinions.
Harold C. Sox, Jr., M.D., of Stanford University and Chairman of the Technology Assessment Committee of the Society
A New Series of Papers on Diagnostic Tests. Ann Intern Med. ;104:117. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-1-117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(1):117.
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