Algorithm-derived, computer-generated interpretive comments in the reporting of laboratory tests

T. H. McConnell, C. T. Ashworth, R. D. Ashworth, C. R. Nielsen

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The volume of laboratory and other data that physicians encounter daily is more than most can mentally process without oversight or error. Routine use of computer-generated reminders is one solution to this problem that is now widely suggested. We report our experience with the daily use of a user-written program of algorith-derived, computer-generated comments in the reporting of chemical profiles and routines thyroid function tests in a busy medium-sized privately owned independent clinical laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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