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Weiss GG. Med Econ. May 19, 2006; 83:47-49.
This article provides suggestions for physicians to ensure reliable follow-up on test results, including tracking forms, computerization, and staff compliance with processes.
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Moreno-Campoy EE, Mérida-De la Torre FJ, Martos-Crespo F, Plebani M. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2016;54:1947-1953.
Inappropriate use of laboratory tests can contribute to missed and delayed diagnosis. This retrospective chart review found that the majority of tumor marker tests requested in an academic hospital were incompletely or inaccurately ordered when compared to current guidelines. These results suggest that enhancing test ordering is critical for improving diagnostic safety.