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Communication of laboratory data and diagnostic test results to hospitalized patients: a study of preferences and recall

Overview of attention for article published in Patient preference and adherence, July 2016
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Title
Communication of laboratory data and diagnostic test results to hospitalized patients: a study of preferences and recall
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Patient preference and adherence, July 2016
DOI 10.2147/ppa.s111190
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Muhammad Athar, Christine Mativo, Regina Landis, Scott Wright

Abstract

To assess patients' preferences with respect to different methods of receiving test results while they were hospitalized and to determine whether the different modes of communication of the test results were associated with better recall. Five discrete test results were shared with adult inpatients on general medicine service (blood pressure, white blood cell count, hematocrit, creatinine, and chest X-ray). The information was delivered by a physician in one of three ways: 1) verbally, 2) explained with a print out of the results, or 3) described while showing results on a computer monitor (electronic). The same physician returned within 3 hours to assess recall and satisfaction with the way patients received their results. All the patients (100%) receiving their results in written format were satisfied with the mode of communication as compared to electronic format (86%) or verbally (79%) (P=0.02). Fifty percent of patients in the computer format group could recall four or more test results at the follow-up, as compared to 43% in printed group and 24% who were informed of their results verbally (P=0.35). Patients most appreciated receiving test results in written form while in the hospital, and this delivery method was as good as any other method with respect to recall.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 25%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Student > Postgraduate 2 17%
Researcher 2 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 17%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Unspecified 3 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 8%
Design 1 8%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,317,493
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