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Researchers tackle physician challenge of correctly ordering laboratory tests
Date:3/21/2013

te tests, as well as conditions that would warrant the ordering of specific tests.

"Clinical laboratory tests lose their efficacy when clinicians are unable to quickly obtain accurate test results in a timely manner," said Meisel. "The goal is to have a system that clinicians find convenient, flexible and fast to best ensure the correct ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests."

The issues highlighted in this study will become more relevant as clinicians depend increasingly on electronic systems. "In the end these systems should be set up to mimic as much as possible - the type of interaction a clinician would expect with a knowledgeable and helpful human being," added Meisel.


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Contact: Gina DiGravio
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Boston University Medical Center
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