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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. Laboratory medicine handoff gaps experienced by primary care practices: A report from the shared networks of collaborative ambulatory practices and partners (SNOCAP). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014;27(6):796-803. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2014.06.140015

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December 3, 2014
West DR, James KA, Fernald DH, et al. J Am Board Fam Med. 2014;27(6):796-803.

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.

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West DR, James KA, Fernald DH, Zelie C, Smith ML, Raab SS. Laboratory medicine handoff gaps experienced by primary care practices: A report from the shared networks of collaborative ambulatory practices and partners (SNOCAP). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014;27(6):796-803. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2014.06.140015