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Laboratory test ordering and results management systems: a qualitative study of safety risks identified by administrators in general practice.

Bowie P, Halley L, McKay J. Laboratory test ordering and results management systems: a qualitative study of safety risks identified by administrators in general practice. BMJ Open. 2014;4(2):e004245. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004245.

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March 12, 2014
Bowie P, Halley L, McKay J. BMJ Open. 2014;4(2):e004245.

In this qualitative study, outpatient practice administrators identified weaknesses in management of patient test results: system flaws, poor communication within health care teams, challenges to informing patients of results, and difficulties associated with ensuring follow-up and confidentiality. This study underscores persisting concerns related to test results management, despite longstanding work in this area.

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Bowie P, Halley L, McKay J. Laboratory test ordering and results management systems: a qualitative study of safety risks identified by administrators in general practice. BMJ Open. 2014;4(2):e004245. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004245.