Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice

| Lack of Adequate Test Follow-Up Selected Publications

How do care transitions work?: Unraveling the working mechanisms of care transition interventions.
Zwart DLM, Schnipper JL, Vermond D, Bates DW.
Med Care. 2021 Aug 1;59(Suppl 4):S387-S397.

Does integrating nonurgent, clinically significant radiology alerts within the electronic health record impact closed-loop communication and follow-up? O'Connor SD, Dalal AK, Sahni VA, Lacson R, Khorasani R. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Mar; 23(2): 333-338.

The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. Dalal AK, Schaffer A, Gershanik EF, Papanna R, Eibensteiner K, Nolido NV, Yoon CS, Williams D, Lipsitz SR, Roy CL, Schnipper JL. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jul; 33(7): 1043-1051.

Four-Year Impact of an Alert Notification System on Closed-Loop Communication of Critical Test Results. Lacson R, Prevedello LM, Andriole KP, O'Connor SD, Roy C, Gandhi T, Dalal AK, Sato L, Khorasani R. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Nov; 203(5): 933-938.

Causes and patterns of readmissions in patients with common comorbidities: retrospective cohort study. Donzé J, Lipsitz S, Bates DW, Schnipper JL. BMJ. 2013 Dec 16;347:f7171. doi: 10.11/bmj.f7171. Full text.

Impact of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Dalal AK, Roy CL, Poon EG, Williams DH, Nolido N, Yoon C, Budris J, Gandhi T, Bates DW, Schnipper JL. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Oct 23. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002030.

Ambulatory test result follow-up represents a serious problem and solutions are needed. Bates DW. Evid Based Med. 2013 Oct;18(5):197-8. doi: 10.1136/eb-2012-101119.

Design and implementation of an automated email notification system for results of tests pending at discharge. Dalal AK, Schnipper JL, Poon EG, Williams DH, Rossi-Roh K, Macleay A, Liang CL, Nolido N, Budris J, Bates DW, Roy CL. J Am Med Inform Asoc. 2012 Jul-Aug;19(4)523-8. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000615.

Lessons learned from implementation of a computerized application for pending tests at hospital discharge. Dalal AK, Poon AG, Karson AS, Gandhi TK, Roy CL. J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan;6(1)16-21.

Reduction in specimen labeling errors after implementation of a positive patient identification system in phlebotomy. Morrision AP, Tanasijevic MJ, Goonan EM, Lobo MM, Bates MM, Lipsitz SR, Bates DW. Am J Clin Pathol 2010;133(6):870-877.

Minimizing diagnostic error: the importance of follow up and feedback. Schiff GD. Amer J of Med. 2008;121(5A):S38-S42.

A randomized trial of electronic clinical reminders to improve medication laboratory monitoring. Matheny EM, Sequist TD, Seger AC, Fiskio JM, Sperling M, Bugbee D, Bates DW, Gandhi TK. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2008;(4)15:424-429.

Impact of an automated test results management system on patients' satisfaction result communication
. Matheny ME, Gandhi TK, Orav EJ, Ladak-Merchant Z, Bates DW, Kuperman GJ, Poon EG. Arch Interb Med 2007;167(20):2233-2239.

A randomized trial of electronic clinical reminders to improve quality of care for diabetes and coronary heart disease. Sequist TD, Gandhi TK, Karson AS, Fiskio JM, Bugbee D, Sperling M, Cook EF, Orav EJ, Fairchild DG, Bates DW. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2005;12(4):431-437.

Doing better with critical test results. Bates DW, Leape LL. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31(2):66-7, 61.

Communicating critical test results: safe practice recommendations. Hanna D, Griswold P, Leape L, Bates DW. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 2005;31(2):68-80.

"I wish I had seen this test result earlier!": Dissatisfaction with test-result management systems in primary care. Poon EG, Gandhi TK, Sequist TD, Murff HJ, Karson AS, Bates DW. Arch Inter Med. 2004;164:2223-8.

Communication factors in the follow-up of abnormal mammograms. Poon EG, Haas JS, Puopolo AL, Gandhi TK, Burdick E, Bates DW, Brennan TA. J Gen Intern Med 2004;19(4):316-323.

Linking laboratory and pharmacy: opportunities for reducing errors and improving care. Schiff GD, Klass D, Peterson J, Shah G, Bates DW. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(8):893-900.

Primary care physician attitudes concerning follow-up of abnormal test results and ambulatory decision support systems. Murff HJ, Gandhi TK, Karson AK, Mort EA, Poon EG, Wang SJ, Fairchild DG, Bates DW. Int J Med Inform 2003;71:137-149.

Real-time notification of laboratory data requested by users through alphanumeric pagers. Poon EG, Kuperman GJ, Fiskio J, Bates DW. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2002;9:217-222.

A randomized trial of a computer-based intervention to reduce utilization of redundant laboratory tests. Bates DW, Kuperman GJ, Rittenberg E, Teich JM, Kiskio J, Ma'Luf N, Onderdonk A, Wybenga D, Winkelman J, Brennan TA, Komaroff AL, Tanasijevic M. Am J Med 1999;106:144-150.

How promptly are inpatients treated for critical laboratory results? Kuperman GJ, Boyle D, Jha A, Rittenberg E, Ma'Luf N, Tanasijevic MJ, Teich JM, Winkelman J, Bates DW. J Am Med Inform Assoc 1998;5(1):112-119.

What proportion of common diagnostic tests appear redundant? Bates DW, Boyle DL, Rittenberg E, Kuperman GJ, Ma'Luf N, Menkin V, Winkelman JW, Tanasijevic MJ. Am J Med 1998;104(4):361-368.





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