Journal Article

The effect of a clinical decision support for pending laboratory results at emergency department discharge.

Driver BE, Scharber SK, Fagerstrom ET, et al. The Journal of emergency medicine. 2019;56:109-113.

This pre–post study examined the effect of an electronic health record alert that required physicians to respond "yes" or "no" regarding whether tests were pending at the time of discharge from the emergency department. Investigators found that physician responses were often inaccurate, and the proportion of discharged patients with tests pending increased following the intervention, contrary to intentions.