Narrow Results Clear All
- Communication Improvement 1
- Education and Training 1
- Error Reporting and Analysis 1
- Laboratory Result Tracking Improvement
- Quality Improvement Strategies 1
- Technologic Approaches 2
- Transparency and Accountability 1
Search results for "Laboratory Result Tracking Improvement"
Journal Article > Study
Improving follow-up of abnormal cancer screens using electronic health records: trust but verify test result communication.
Singh H, Wilson L, Petersen LA, et al. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2009;9:49.
Technical problems with an electronic reminder system resulted in failure to follow up many abnormal fecal occult blood test results.
Cullen A. Uitgeverij van Brug: The Hague, The Netherlands; 2019. ISBN: 9789065232236.
Patient stories offer important insights regarding the impact medical errors have on patients and their families. This book shares the author's experience with medical error and spotlights how lack of transparency in European health care can contribute to avoidable process failures that result in patient harm.
Cases & Commentaries
- Web M&M
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.