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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. Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(3):312-8. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3064-x.

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January 7, 2015
Kantor MA, Evans KH, Shieh L. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30:312-8.

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%.

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Kantor MA, Evans KH, Shieh L. Pending studies at hospital discharge: a pre-post analysis of an electronic medical record tool to improve communication at hospital discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2015;30(3):312-8. doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3064-x.