Effect of a laboratory result pager on provider behavior in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Lipika Samal, Theodora A. Stavroudis, Robert Miller, Harold P. Lehmann, Christoph U. Lehmann

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2008

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