PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Measure: Measure and evaluate (and if needed, improve) the timeliness of reporting and receipt of critical tests and critical results and values.

Time Period Ending:  3/31/2013

What We Are Doing:

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has a policy that the patient's physician is notified of critical lab, diagnostic, and EKG values within a specified timeframe.  Our data shows that critical values are regularly reported to the physician within a few minutes.  All departments and diagnostic centers adhere to and participate in the process of identifying, receiving and transmitting the result to the physician. 

Questions can be routed to:  Barbara Bigelow, VP Quality at 907-821-1990.

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