Effects of automated alerts on unnecessarily repeated serology tests in a cardiovascular surgery department: a time series analysis

@inproceedings{Nis2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of automated alerts on unnecessarily repeated serology tests in a cardiovascular surgery department: a time series analysis},
  author={Julie Ni{\`e}s and Isabelle Colombet and Eric Zapletal and Florence Gillaizeau and Patrick Chevalier and Pierre Durieux},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Laboratory testing is frequently unnecessary, particularly repetitive testing. Among the interventions proposed to reduce unnecessary testing, Computerized Decision Support Systems (CDSS) have been shown to be effective, but their impact depends on their technical characteristics. The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of a Serology-CDSS providing point of care reminders of previous existing serology results, embedded in a Computerized Physician Order Entry at a… CONTINUE READING