- The laboratory test-volume-weighted utilization index shows slight expansion in Q3 2017 for both hospital and physician office laboratories. The index values for both were 22.9 and 26.2 respectively.
- Index shifts for hospital labs are due to higher reporting in test volumes in Q3.
- Geographically, physician office labs fared better than their hospital counterparts in Q3, with all 6 measured regions showing positive index values. Regional values for hospital labs; however, showed wide variation between negative and positive values.
1. Executive Summary
3. Index Data
5. National Breakdown
6. Regional Breakdown
7. Research Methods