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  1. Fulltext. The scope and impact of thyroid disease.

    Article, Communication - En anglais


    Standards of Laboratory Practice Symposium on Thyroid Disease. .

    Aspects of the incidence and demographics of common thyroid disorders in the US (and elsewhere, to a lesser extent) are reviewed.

    The impact of healthcare reform and the efforts of managed care organizations to impose cost-effective management for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders are bringing unusual pressures to bear on both clinical laboratories and practicing endocrinologists.

    I discuss the potential dangers of utilization of suboptimally focused diagnostic approaches and of the inefficiencies in clinical management by primary-care providers, who often lack sufficient expertise, as opposed to endocrinologists.

    More than dollars are at stake, and the suboptimal management of common thyroid disorders presents several significant risks.

    Finally, I propose a general blueprint for the ongoing development of a structure for continuing quality improvement of the laboratory and clinical diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-up of patients with thyroid disease.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Diagnostic, Traitement, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Thyroïde pathologie, Endocrinopathie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United States, North America, America, Diagnosis, Treatment, Epidemiology, Review, Thyroid diseases, Endocrinopathy

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0212209

    Code Inist : 002B21C01. Création : 199608.