Lab test to patients

Brian Goldman brian.goldman at CBC.CA
Sat May 4 00:42:00 UTC 2013


I agree that lab tests should go to patients directly.  Any "needless"
anxiety put upon the patient will be more than made up for by improved
patient engagement as well as an opportunity to challenge the accuracy of
the test results.


On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Lorri Zipperer <Lorri at zpm1.com> wrote:

> *From:* robert bell [mailto:rmsbell at esedona.net]
> *Sent:* Friday, May 03, 2013 1:13 PM
> *To:* Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine; Jason Maude
> *Subject:* Lab test to patients****
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> Agree Jason,****
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> One reason why all lab test and reports should go to patients as well as
> the doctors/HCPs.****
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> Would obviate all "misplaced"/lost reports and involve patients far more.*
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> We definitely need medically educated patients, to ask the right questions.
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> To my mind if that could be done overnight it would be one of the biggest
> things that could be done to reduce errors, both diagnostic and other.****
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> Does any patient safety organization in the US, or the world for that
> matter, have this on their agenda to achieve nationwide?****
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> Some states/labs make it easy others difficult.****
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> When joining a practice one could have an opt in or opt out for all
> reports/labs to be copied to the patient ****
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> Rob Bell****
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> On May 3, 2013, at 10:24 AM, Jason Maude wrote:****
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> I think it makes good sense to educate the patient to act as the trigger
> to get the doctor the think again rather than just try and prompt the
> doctor directly. In my recent case I do blame myself for not asking "what
> else it could be". However, one does need confidence to push this when the
> initial diagnosis appears so 'obvious'. ****
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> Jason Maude****
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> Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
> Tel: +44 1428 644886
> Tel: +1 703 879 1890
> www.isabelhealthcare.com****
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