Aims-To survey methods for cost control of out-of-hours laboratory services in district general hospitals in England and Wales.
Methods-A questionnaire was distributed to 66 district general hospital laboratories in England and Wales.
The response rate was 61%. Most laboratories for which budgetary information was provided had on-call costs ranging between 10-21% of staff costs.
Ninety five per cent of respondents had attempted to reduce workload by the use of various strategies.
Seventy two per cent of responding laboratories had negotiated a wide variety of on-call agreements outside Whitley Council arrangements.
Mots-clés Pascal : Grande Bretagne, Economie santé, Service hospitalier, Laboratoire, Analyse coût, Contrôle coût, Evaluation, Horaire travail, Charge travail, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Great Britain, Health economy, Hospital ward, Laboratory, Cost analysis, Cost control, Evaluation, Working time table, Workload, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0718990
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 09/06/1995.