Incidence and predictors of microbiology results returning postdischarge and requiring follow-up.
J Hosp Med. 2011 May;6(5):291-6
Authors: El-Kareh R, Roy C, Brodsky G, Perencevich M, Poon EG
Failure to follow up microbiology results pending at discharge can delay appropriate treatment, increasing the risk of patient harm and litigation. Limited data describe the frequency of postdischarge microbiology results requiring a treatment change.
PMID: 21661103 [PubMed - in process]