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Recommendation to improve the availability of medical laboratory services in general medical practice in Northeast Bulgaria

Emiliya Petrova Georgieva


In recent years in our country there are ongoing changes in the outpatient healthcare services bound up with disbalance in the territorial distribution of medical and diagnostic structures. In this study we investigated the needs and recommendations of patients, laboratory specialists and general practitioners in outpatient healthcare in Northeast Bulgaria. The data shows significant differences between the urban and rural consumption of laboratory services and recommendations are given to improve the availability associated with the construction of mobile laboratories and detect surgery in remote locations.


recommendations; availability; medical laboratory services

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About The Author

Emiliya Petrova Georgieva
Medical College, Medical University of Varna

Training and research sector `Medical laboratory assistant`

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