Sonic’s Diagnostic Medlab Signs New Contract with Auckland Health Boards

Dark Daily Commentary: Treat lab testing as a commodity and risk disrupting the entire healthcare system Once again, the pathology profession is seeing the consequences of the “penny wise-pound foolish” philosophy relentlessly pursued by government health bureaucrats. This time it involves the Auckland District Health Boards in New Zealand. Having signed a cut-rate, back room deal back in 2006 to save about NZ$15 million per year on lab testing (against an annual healthcare budget in the...

Staffing Shortage Revealed During Site Visits to Medical Laboratories in New Zealand

Pathology and laboratory testing services are contracted by district health boards Dateline: Christchurch, New Zealand-After two weeks of pathology meetings and lab site visits in Australia and New Zealand, your Dark Daily editor has gained new insights about pathology and laboratory medicine in these two English-speaking countries. One notable point is that, despite the fact that both countries have universal health coverage, their pathology and clinical laboratories are under significant...
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