13% of all drug susceptibility tests (DSTs) performed at a public laboratory in Peru were duplicate. To determine reasons for duplicate requests an online survey was implemented in the e-Chasqui laboratory information system. Results showed that 59.6% of tests were ordered because clinical staff was unaware of ordering guidelines or of a previous result. This shows a benefit of using a web-based system and the lack of laboratory information available to clinical staff in Peru.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
Blaya, J. A., Yagui, M., Contreras, C. C., Palma, B., Shin, S. S., Yale, G., Suarez, C., & Fraser, H. S. F. (2008). Using the e-Chasqui, web-based information system, to determine laboratory guidelines and data available to clinical staff. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 881.