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Addressing Backlog Issues, cont.

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Addressing Backlog Issues, cont.

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Establishing written guidelines and protocols for communicating between the contributing parties and publishing communication best practices will also help to reduce backlog within laboratories and investigative units. Suggested best practices include:

  • Developing checklists
  • Identifying and communicating laboratory limitations
  • Identifying and understanding legal requirements for laboratories and investigative units
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities within the MDT

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