Diagnostic Stewardship 101

The purpose of diagnostic stewardship is to improve the overall process of diagnosing diseases. But, as any healthcare professional knows, the diagnostic process is often complex and difficult.

Diagnostic stewardship represents an opportunity for a more holistic approach. It brings together all relevant healthcare teams in a joint effort to improve patient and resource management at all stages of the diagnostic process. Thoughtfully implementing new diagnostic tools—including syndromic infectious diseases testing—can help diagnostic stewardship programs succeed.