Journal Article
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Laboratory medicine handoff gaps experienced by primary care practices: a report from the Shared Networks of Collaborative Ambulatory Practices and Partners (SNOCAP).

West DR; James KA; Fernald DH; Zelie C; Smith ML; Raab SS.

This survey-based study of primary care providers revealed a lack of standardization for the tracking, receiving, and reporting of laboratory results. Even practices with integrated electronic medical records reported the need for a back-up tracking system to ensure important test results are not lost.