The feasibility and impact of midnight routine blood draws on laboratory orders and processing time.

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of midnight routine blood draws and assess their impact on test result availability and stat laboratory orders. METHODS We changed the timing of routine blood draws from early morning to midnight on five inpatient wards during the period November 16 to 30, 2011. RESULTS For the entire institution, of all orders… (More)
DOI: 10.1309/AJCPPL8KFH3KFHNV

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