Journal Article

An initiative to improve the management of clinically significant test results in a large health care network.

Roy CL, Rothschild JM, Dighe AS, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2013;39:517-27.

Appropriate follow-up of abnormal test results remains a difficult issue. This local task force report recommends standardization of notification policies, clear identification of the care team, enhanced electronic result tracking, and quality reporting and metrics.