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Analysis of laboratory critical values at a referral Spanish tertiary university hospital
Arbiol Roca, Ariadna (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Corral Comesaña, Sofía (Synlab Diagnósticos Globales SA)
Cano Corres, Ruth (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Castro Castro, María José (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Dastis Arias, Macarena (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)
Dot Bach, Dolors (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge)

Data: 2019
Resum: The aim of this study was to analyse critical value data from our laboratory and compare our critical value reporting policy with others in the literature. Analysis of critical values was performed on data obtained over a 6-month period in a tertiary university hospital. We identified 5723 critical values, of which approximately 80% came from STAT testing (4577), 15% from routine inpatients testing (884) and 5% from routine outpatients testing (262). The highest proportion of critical values corresponded to oxygen partial pressure (17. 7%), followed by potassium ion (17. 6%) concentrations. The parameters associated with the highest critical value notification percentage in emergency patients were pH, haematocrit, glucose, potassium ion and haemoglobin concentrations. In inpatients, these parameters were glucose, phosphate, haemoglobin, sodium ion and potassium ion concentrations. In outpatients, they were calcium and potassium concentrations. The analysis of critical values in our hospital is in accordance with that reported in the literature. Our findings demonstrate the importance of incorporating improvement actions not only in critical value notification, but especially in the registration of this activity.
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Critical values limits ; Critical values notification ; Patient safety
Publicat a: Biochemia medica, Vol. 29, issue 1 (Feb. 2019) , art. 010704, ISSN 1846-7482

PMID: 30591814
DOI: 10.11613/BM.2019.010704


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