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John Q. Young, MD, MPP; July 2011
A healthy elderly man presented to his primary care doctor—a third-year internal medicine resident—for routine examination. A PSA test was markedly elevated, but the results came back after the resident had graduated, and the alert went unread. Months later, the patient presented with new onset low back pain and was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
Journal Article > Study
Smith PC, Araya-Guerra R, Bublitz C, et al. JAMA. 2005;293:565-571.
This survey of 253 primary care clinicians revealed that important clinical information was missing in nearly 1 in 7 visits, and providers believed this missing information could adversely affect patient care.