Journal Article

Diagnostic stewardship—leveraging the laboratory to improve antimicrobial use.

Morgan DJ, Malani P, Diekema DJ. JAMA. 2017;318:607-608.

Problems managing laboratory tests can contribute to diagnostic error. This commentary suggests that adjusting the diagnostic testing process could enhance the reliability of antibiotic use, reduce potential for unintended harms associated with overtesting, and improve care safety.