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Analysis of critical laboratory value nurse-to-physician follow-up calls at a community hospital.

Authors
  • Goldenstein, Rachel
  • Prosser, Donna
  • Travis, Lucille
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
28
Issue
4
Pages
335–339
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31829229ff
PMID: 23615391
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The reporting and treatment of critical laboratory values are vital to the provision of quality patient care. The purpose of this study was to identify the percentage of critical laboratory values not being reported by the nurse to the physician or properly documented in a small community hospital. Results showed that 77% of critical laboratory values reported were not properly documented as communicated to the physician regardless of hospital unit, laboratory specialty, or test.

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