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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 March; 26(164): 185–191.
PMCID: PMC2158078

An experimental collection service for pathology specimens


The use of laboratory services made by a group of general practitioners was compared before, during and after the provision of a free collection service for transporting specimens and results between the practices and the laboratory.

In comparison with the use of a control group of general practitioners, the study group made a sharply increased use of the laboratory during the 33-week survey period. In addition, both the practices. The laboratory staff welcomed the service.

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  • Patterson HR, Fraser RC, Peacock E. Diagnostic procedures and the general practitioner. J R Coll Gen Pract. 1975 Apr;24(141):237–241. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
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