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Title Laboratory test requesting appropriateness and patient safety / by María Salinas [and four others] (editors)
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Series Patient safety ; volume 14
Patient safety ; v. 14.
Contents Introduction : clinical laboratory contribution to patient safety -- Inappropriateness in laboratory test requesting in the literature -- Causes and negative effects of inappropriateness in laboratory test requesting -- Strategies to correct inappropriateness in laboratory test requesting -- Practical pathway to design, establish and monitor over time test requesting appropriateness strategies : appropriateness indicators to detect the inappropriateness, and to monitor after interventions -- Potential of computer physician order entry (CPOE) to improve patient safety related to laboratory test requesting
Summary The global medical process is a chain of different medical multidisciplinary procedures. The success in global Patient Safety will depend on the Safety of the consecutive medical processes that intervene in this complex system. Laboratory data is an essential part of health care, indeed it is used in 70% of clinical decisions. Inappropriate laboratory test over requesting is extremely frequent. The prevalence of under requesting has been less studied. The consequences of under requesting are clear, we are missing a diagnosis. Inappropriate over requesting can result not only in a problem of cost but also in a problem regarding patient safety. Additionally, another important consequence of inappropriate tests over requesting is that such amount of unnecessary tests has probably contributed to a significant increase in the volume of those over the last years. In all, there is general consensus that the inadequacy of test requesting must be corrected through strategies and monitored over time through indicators to assure the optimal laboratory contribution to clinical decision-making and patient safety
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
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Subject Medical laboratories -- Safety measures
Medical errors.
Medical care -- Quality control.
Clinical Laboratory Services
Health Services Misuse
Patient Safety
Medical Errors
Quality Assurance, Health Care
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Medical care -- Quality control
Medical errors
Medical laboratories -- Safety measures
Form Electronic book
Author Salinas, María, 1954- editor.
LC no. 2016034931
ISBN 3110366231