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- Epidemiology of Errors and Adverse Events
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Journal Article > Review
Impact of interactions between drugs and laboratory test results on diagnostic test interpretation—a systematic review.
van Balveren JA, Verboeket-van de Venne WPHG, Erdem-Eraslan L, et al; Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Task Group 'SMILE': Signaling Medication Interactions and Laboratory test Expert system. Clin Chem Lab Med. 2018;56:2004-2009.
This review article describes drug–laboratory test interactions, in which medications can affect test results and impede diagnosis. Although the quality of studies varies, researchers identified a potential benefit of clinical decision support to inform ordering clinicians about these potential interactions.
Journal Article > Study
Levtzion-Korach O, Alcalai H, Orav EJ, et al. J Patient Saf. 2009;5:9-15.
The limitations of standard incident reporting systems have been well documented. Although ubiquitous and relatively easy to use, such systems detect only a fraction of adverse events, are underused by physicians, and yield data that often are not analyzed or disseminated promptly. This analysis of data from a commercial, web-based system at an academic hospital confirms some prior concerns, but the authors were able to demonstrate that rapid review of reports resulted in specific system changes to improve workflow and safety. A prior article presented a framework for using incident reporting data to improve patient safety.