CARL B. LYLE JR., M.D.
In this issue (pp. 243-248), Dr. Griner and the medical house staff at Strong Memorial Hospital (1) present data suggesting that the combined efforts of a house staff, faculty, and hospital administration can result in a containment, or even a decrease, in the use of laboratory procedures on a medical teaching service. This is important documentation, and although as yet there are no data to show that habits formed as a house officer will persist throughout a lifetime of practice, at least the groundwork for such future studies has been laid.
In recent years, others interested in the economic aspects
LYLE CB. Economic Irony and Cost Containment. Ann Intern Med. ;90:267–268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-2-267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(2):267-268.
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