Journal Article

Real-time automated paging and decision support for critical laboratory abnormalities.

Etchells E, Adhikari NKJ, Wu R, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2011;20:924-30.

In this study, clinicians were notified in real time about critical lab test abnormalities and provided with immediate decision support. However, this intervention did not prevent adverse events attributable to the critical test results, nor did it seem to result in more timely management.