Decline in French laboratory numbers
This article was originally published in Clinica
Some 4,000 French clinical labs were registered at the end of 1995, a decline of 1% compared with 1994. This reverses the trend which had seen an increase in the number of labs by more than 1% every year since 1985. There were around seven labs per 100,000 inhabitants at the end of 1995. The number of lab analyses carried out fell by less than 1% in 1995 to 8.3 million, while the total number of tests increased 6%. Laboratory fees rose 2% between 1994 and 1995, according to French national insurers CNAM.