The working group Diagnostic Procedures was founded in 2006 with the objective of supporting the diagnostic process in terms of content, organisation and information technology. The focus is on medical laboratory examinations.
Diagnostic pathways and treatment pathways are equally valued components of clinical pathways. With the introduction of diagnosis-related blanket rates per case (DRGs) and the rapid increase of new diagnostic tests in the genome era, the standardisation of requirements and decision-making processes in the form of such paths has become increasingly important.
The results of the WG are published on the DGKL website, in the publication media of the Society (J LabMed, KCM) and in reference books.