Journal Article

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.

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.