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Peterson M. Los Angeles Times. September 5, 2023.
West S. KFF Health News. August 24, 2023.
Desjardins L. PBS NewsHour. August 29, 2023.
Kwon S. KFF Health News. August 8, 2023
Simmons-Duffin S. Health Shots. National Public Radio. July 20, 2023.
Concern over patient safety issues associated with inadequate tracking of test results has grown over the last decade, as it can lead to delays in the recognition of abnormal test results and the absence of a tracking system to ensure short-term patient follow-up.1,2 Missed abnormal tests and the lack of necessary clinical follow-up can lead to a late diagnosis.
Manchester, UK: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman; June 2023. ISBN: 9781528642446.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. 2023.
A 63-year-old man presented from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) with shortness of breath and was treated for mild heart failure exacerbation. An echocardiogram was performed but results were pending on discharge, with anticipation that the patient’s primary care provider would follow up the results. Two weeks later, the patient was readmitted from the SNF and was found to have endocarditis and infected pacemaker wires.