One day in your afternoon surgery a patient comes for their annual medication review. He mentions that he never heard back about the result of that mole you removed four months ago and sent to the lab. To reassure the patient you look up the result, and to your horror find that the mole was a malignant melanoma. Such scenarios may seem unlikely, but they do occur. MPS data collected from 121 Clinical Risk Self Assessments (CRSAs) of general practices during 2012 identified the handling of test results as one of the top ten risks.
Eight ways to improve management of test results at your practice
Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine
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