Journal Article

Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge.

Kantor MA; Evans KH; Shieh L.

In this single-site study, 70% of patients discharged from a general medicine service had at least one pending test result. The introduction of a tool that automatically generates a list of studies pending at discharge improved communication of pending studies from 18% to 43%.