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Journal Article
Study

Variation in electronic test results management and its implications for patient safety: a multisite investigation.

Thomas J, Dahm MR, Li J, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;27(8):1214–1224.

This qualitative study explored how clinicians ensure optimal management of diagnostic test results, a major patient safety concern. Thematic analyses identified strategies clinicians use to enhance test result management including paper-based manual processes, cognitive reminders, and adaptive use of electronic medical record functionality.