Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9784

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Neha Nanda

Neha Nanda
Section of Infectious Disease,
Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo, Los Angeles, CA 90030

  • Research Article
    Leveraging Information Technology to Hardwire Diagnostic Stewardship
    Author(s): Neha Nanda and Neeti VyasNeha Nanda and Neeti Vyas

    Objective: This article reports the impact of an electronic educational tool embedded in the electronic medical record on diagnostic stewardship of procalcitonin (PCT)-A biomarker used to differentiate bacterial from viral infection. This tool specifically targets the preanalytic (ordering and collection) phase of the PCT test. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted at a 401-bed academic medical center from February 2017- February 2018. The preintervention phase extended from February 2017-July 2017; intervention phase from August 2017- September 2017 and postintervention phase from October 2017-February 2018. Results: A total of 567 PCT orders were evaluated. There was an overall reduction in total PCT orders and an improvement in appropriate PCT orders. Total PCT orders reduced by 54.4% (P<0.001). Appropria.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9784.1000279

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