Stewardship Standards

PLUGS has summarized the core elements of successful hospital-based clinical laboratory stewardship programs. These elements are also helpful for independent commercial clinical laboratories.

  1. Governance
  2. Interventions
  3. Data extraction and monitoring
  4. Review and Improve

PLUGS created a checklist to assess your laboratory stewardship program. This checklist covers multiple disciplines, so we recommend identifying a few key stakeholders to complete together. These stakeholders may include laboratory administrative director, laboratory medical director, laboratory stewardship committee clinicians, or informaticist. The checklist is available here.

Read the full guidelines here: Guidelines by the PLUGS® National Committee for Laboratory Stewardship.