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CLSI publishes test utilization document, 11/17

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November 2017—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published “Developing and Managing a Medical Laboratory (Test) Utilization Program (GP49),” which provides guidance on the process for developing and effectively maintaining a test utilization or laboratory stewardship committee.

Features of the document include information on how to organize and manage a test utilization committee, an extensive list of strategies and tactics, an in-depth review of performance metrics, a list of lessons learned by seasoned contributors, and a list of articles and studies related to utilization management.

Appendixes include documents that are ready to use or may be easily modified, such as a project charter template and a test utilization impact worksheet.

CLSI, 610-688-0100

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