convenience overrides common sense in health care. Clinicians may order a
laboratory test instead of performing a complete patient history and a physical
examination. However, many times it is preferable for clinicians to actually
gather the “non-test information up front,” says Lee Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP,
, who will moderate a general session at the ASCP 2013
Annual Meeting, Sept. 18–20, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.