Research & Development
How hospitals can clamp down on pricey panel tests for GI bugs
Researchers used an electronic health record (EHR) system with clinical decision-support (CDS) tools to educate clinicians and block questionable GIPP orders for patients hospitalized with diarrhea at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This approach cut the rate of inappropriate testing by 46%, with estimated savings of $168,000 over 15 months, lead author Dr. Jasmine Marcelin and colleagues wrote.
April 25, 2019
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