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A systematic review of interventions to follow-up test results pending at discharge.

Darragh PJ, Bodley T, Orchanian-Cheff A, et al. A Systematic Review of Interventions to Follow-Up Test Results Pending at Discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(5):750-758. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4290-9.

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February 7, 2018
Darragh PJ, Bodley T, Orchanian-Cheff A, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:750-758.

In an era where hospitalizations are brief, diagnostic tests ordered in the hospital are often still pending at discharge. Timely action on these results may reduce adverse events during the care transition. This systematic review identified promising strategies to improve follow-up of pending tests, including reliable documentation of tests pending at discharge and email notifications of test results.

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Darragh PJ, Bodley T, Orchanian-Cheff A, et al. A Systematic Review of Interventions to Follow-Up Test Results Pending at Discharge. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33(5):750-758. doi:10.1007/s11606-017-4290-9.