Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge.
Kantor MA, Evans KH, Shieh L. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Nov 22; [Epub ahead of print].
In this single-site study, 70% of patients discharged from a general medicine service had at least onepending test result. The introduction of a tool that automatically generates a list of studies pending at discharge improved communication of pending studies from 18% to 43%.
Adoption of electronic health records grows rapidly, but fewer than half of US hospitals had at least a basic system in 2012.
DesRoches CM, Charles D, Furukawa MF, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013;32:1478-1485.
Impact of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
Dalal AK, Roy CL, Poon EG, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21:473-480
How context affects electronic health record–based test result follow-up: a mixed-methods evaluation.
Menon S, Smith MW, Sittig DF, et al. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e005985.
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