Total joints in view:
to tilt at or to toss

When performing total joint arthroplasties, what should surgeons do with the hip and knee specimens? Submit them for pathologic examination? If so, is a gross examination sufficient? When might a microscopic examination be in order?

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Dr. Michael Klein (left) and
Dr. Edward DiCarlo

Outreach: Forge ahead or
accept purchase bid?

With the laboratory industry in flux—and many critical determinants of the next few years waiting on policy moves by the new administration and third-party payers—hospital outreach programs could wish for a better time to make existential decisions such as accepting an offer to be purchased.

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Jason Newmark

Volume, value, technology steering
2017 instrument buys

For at least some laboratories, economic conditions and capital flows are calling for a cautious approach to purchasing new laboratory instruments. As one analyst of the clinical laboratory services industry was heard to say recently: “Because of tight capital, nobody is buying anything unless it breaks.” But laboratory executives and medical directors at some of the nation’s largest health systems in the Northeast, West, and Midwest take a different view.

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Jennifer Schiffgens

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