No recent reliable data on laboratoryconsolidation and off-site moves
Managed care during 1990s wasassociated with widespread changes inlab services
Consolidation, downsizing, mergers, off-site moves
From 1990-1998, 23% reduction in CMLs
Simultaneous reduction in employment of technologists experienced in clinical microbiologyMarwick C. JAMA 1998;280:1213-14.