Journal Article
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Information overload and missed test results in electronic health record–based settings.

Singh H; Spitzmueller C; Petersen NJ; Sawhney MK; Sittig DF.

Prior research has shown that delayed follow-up of test results is still common even within electronic health records. This survey of primary care physicians in the Veterans Affairs system found that the majority reported receiving more alerts (a mean of 63 per day) than they could effectively manage and that missed or delayed result follow-up was common.