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Journal Article > Review
Interventions to improve follow-up of laboratory test results pending at discharge: a systematic review.
Whitehead NS, Williams L, Meleth S, et al. J Hosp Med. 2018;13:631-636.
Test results pending at the time of hospital discharge can lead to a delay in diagnosis and represent a significant patient safety risk. This systematic review found that certain electronic and educational interventions may improve documentation and awareness of pending test results. The authors suggest that further research is needed to understand how these interventions affect processes and outcomes.
Journal Article > Study
Discrepancies between clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings in critically ill children: a prospective study.
Carlotti AP, Bachette LG, Carmona F, Manso PH, Vicente WV, Ramalho FS. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;146:701-708.
Journal Article > Commentary
Raab SS. MLO Med Lab Obs. 2014;46:8-10.
This commentary illustrates the process of decision-making in pathology to reveal factors contributing to disagreements in interpretation of test results. Emphasizing how differences between slow thinking and fast thinking can cause interpretation errors, the author recommends system-level approaches and team-based solutions, respectively, to improve safety in pathology.