Must we review printed lab reports without checking them? A prospective analysis of emergency department practice.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233431
Title:
Must we review printed lab reports without checking them? A prospective analysis of emergency department practice.
Authors:
McCabe, A; Staunton, P; Walsh, S; O'Sullivan, R
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12.
Citation:
Must we review printed lab reports without checking them? A prospective analysis of emergency department practice. 2012, 105 (4):113-4 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/233431
PubMed ID:
22708224
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Must%20We%20Review%20Printed%20Lab%20Reports%20Without%20Checking%20Them%3F%20A%20Prospective%20Analysis%20of%20Emergency%20Department%20Practice%20
Abstract:
This study investigated if results of haematology and biochemistry laboratory tests, carried out at the point of care in our Emergency Department, are checked by the clinician who ordered the test, mitigating the requirement to check printed reports later. Five hundred and nineteen (519) laboratory reports were examined for significant abnormal results and documentation in clinical notes. Thirty percent (30%, n = 158) of these met the inclusion criteria for 'significantly abnormal' laboratory results. Of the 158 significantly abnormal results, 34.8% (n = 55) were not documented in the ED clinical case notes. No patient was discharged inappropriately. Our study suggests it is safe to stop routinely rechecking printed biochemistry and haematology laboratory reports in our department.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0332-3102

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dc.contributor.authorMcCabe, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStaunton, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Ren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-12T13:37:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-12T13:37:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-04-
dc.identifier.citationMust we review printed lab reports without checking them? A prospective analysis of emergency department practice. 2012, 105 (4):113-4 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22708224-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/233431-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated if results of haematology and biochemistry laboratory tests, carried out at the point of care in our Emergency Department, are checked by the clinician who ordered the test, mitigating the requirement to check printed reports later. Five hundred and nineteen (519) laboratory reports were examined for significant abnormal results and documentation in clinical notes. Thirty percent (30%, n = 158) of these met the inclusion criteria for 'significantly abnormal' laboratory results. Of the 158 significantly abnormal results, 34.8% (n = 55) were not documented in the ED clinical case notes. No patient was discharged inappropriately. Our study suggests it is safe to stop routinely rechecking printed biochemistry and haematology laboratory reports in our department.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Must%20We%20Review%20Printed%20Lab%20Reports%20Without%20Checking%20Them%3F%20A%20Prospective%20Analysis%20of%20Emergency%20Department%20Practice%20en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.titleMust we review printed lab reports without checking them? A prospective analysis of emergency department practice.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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