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Journal Article > Study
Patient groups, clinicians and healthcare professionals agree—all test results need to be seen, understood and followed up.
Dahm MR, Georgiou A, Herkes R, et al. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018;5:215-222.
Inadequate test result follow-up places patients at risk of delayed diagnosis, especially in the ambulatory setting. Diverse stakeholders in Australia established an agenda for enhancing test result management, which included better governance, improved use of technology, and consistent patient engagement. A WebM&M commentary explored two incidents where poor test result follow-up led to patient harm.
Journal Article > Review
Effectiveness of continuous or intermittent vital signs monitoring in preventing adverse events on general wards: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cardona-Morrell M, Prgomet M, Turner RM, Nicholson M, Hillman K. Int J Clin Pract. 2016;70:806-824.
Monitoring vital signs is a longstanding hospital practice. This systematic review determined that vital sign monitoring leads to early identification of patient deterioration and rapid response activation. However, investigators found no improvements in prevention of cardiac arrest or length of hospital stay. They suggest that larger studies with standardized outcome measures are needed to assess the optimal frequency and protocol for vital sign monitoring.