An Optimal Policy for Patient Laboratory Tests in Intensive Care Units

14 Aug 2018Li-Fang ChengNiranjani PrasadBarbara E Engelhardt

Laboratory testing is an integral tool in the management of patient care in hospitals, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs). There exists an inherent trade-off in the selection and timing of lab tests between considerations of the expected utility in clinical decision-making of a given test at a specific time, and the associated cost or risk it poses to the patient... (read more)

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