INTRODUCTION: Automated paging systems that inform providers about abnormal laboratory values may alter their behavior. METHODS: We prospectively studied provider behavior before and after implementation of a laboratory paging system that utilizes a filtering mechanism. RESULTS: The proportion of laboratory results that were acted upon did not change significantly. However, providers were more likely to order repeat laboratory testing (p = 0.019) CONCLUSION: Provider behavior is altered in the presence of a laboratory paging system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 2008|
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