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Journal Article
Study

Accuracy of laboratory data communication on ICU daily rounds using an electronic health record.

Artis KA, Dyer E, Mohan V, et al. Critical care medicine. 2017;45:179-186.

Information provided at bedside rounds is critical for clinical decision-making in inpatient settings. This direct observation study found that laboratory data reported at rounds is prone to error, most often omissions. The authors suggest that inaccurately communicated laboratory data is a prevalent and underrecognized patient safety concern.