Factors associated with time to follow-up of severe hyperkalemia in the ambulatory setting.

@article{Moore2007FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with time to follow-up of severe hyperkalemia in the ambulatory setting.},
  author={Carlton Moore and Jenny J Lin and Thomas McGinn and Ethan A. Halm},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={428-37}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the time it takes physicians to follow up abnormal outpatient laboratory results. METHODS Medical record review of all adult patients seen at a primary care practice between January 2002 and December 2005 with serum potassium results > or = 6.0 mEq/L. We used a proportional hazards model to assess factors associated with time to follow-up for episodes of hyperkalemia. RESULTS 259 of 48,333 serum potassium results met inclusion criteria. The median… CONTINUE READING

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