Keywords : Relationship
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2005, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 53-56
Objective : To evaluate the Clinician – Laboratory Relationship (CLP) from various aspects.
Subjects and methods: 40 Clinicians and 39 laboratory specialists were included in a questionnaire-based study . Two questionnaire forms were prepared, one of clinicians and the other for laboratory specialists . Each form contains several questions covering various aspects of the CLP .
Results: Among laboratory specialists, only 15.4% were frequently asked by clinicians for laboratory advice, 65.1% have frequent contact with clinicians upon facing unusual or abnormal results , and 66.7% reported satisfactory clinicians response . Among clinicians, 50% asked laboratory specialists frequently for advice, and 80% stated satisfactory laboratory specialists response . Adequate CLR was reported by 23.1% of laboratory specialists and 62.5% of clinicians .
Conclusion :The study concluded that CLR is somewhat favorable for histopathologists and to a lesser extent haematologists unlike clinical biochemists and microbiologists.