MEDICAL DATABASES FOR ASSESSING EFFICACY OF LABORATORY TESTS.

George Klee, C. Mary Beard

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Abstract

A system is described for monitoring the efficacy of clinical laboratory tests. A combination of electronic data retrieval and manual retrospective review of medical records were used to collect information on patient diagnoses and therapeutic responses. These medical databases provide an effective method for monitoring the performance of current tests and evaluating the impact of novel procedures. They also provide a quality assurance monitor for assessing the clinical utilization of the tests and provide a reference base for developing methods for interpretative reporting of test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsWilliam W. Stead, Durham Duke Univ Medical Cent
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages649-654
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818608129
StatePublished - 1987

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Klee, G., & Beard, C. M. (1987). MEDICAL DATABASES FOR ASSESSING EFFICACY OF LABORATORY TESTS. In W. W. Stead, & D. Duke Univ Medical Cent (Eds.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 649-654). IEEE.