MNA Daily NewsScan, August 15, 2012: Docs Don’t Check Tests; Infection Rates Up

15 Aug

HEALTH CARE

Physicians never checked the results of nearly half of the medical tests ordered the day of a patient’s discharge, according to a recent study.

Reported infection rates at healthcare organizations are up – but that’s not neccessarily bad news. Higher numbers signal better reporting, according to a new report.

One Response to “MNA Daily NewsScan, August 15, 2012: Docs Don’t Check Tests; Infection Rates Up”

  1. Michelle RN August 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Have we.come a long way baby? Hmmm… Could this be that docs ASSUME. that checking labs/tests is solely the RN responsibility AND also it is soley the responsiibility of the RN to call the MD with abnormals? You know more hand holding. Hmmm… After all, isn’t it true that RN’s are not as BUSY as everyone else? (she’s cynical you say? You are right)

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