Reducing phlebotomy orders with education and changes to IT requests

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Recently, this practice has begun receiving attention as a potential target for efforts focused on eliminating overuse. Several organizations have published their efforts in this arena. Interventions have included education, feedback, and changes to computerized provider order entry (CPOE) but have yielded mixed results” Breen et al (2018).

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Daily phlebotomy is often a standard procedure in hospitalized patients. Recently, this practice has begun receiving attention as a potential target for efforts focused on eliminating overuse. Several organizations have published their efforts in this arena. Interventions have included education, feedback, and changes to computerized provider order entry (CPOE) but have yielded mixed results.

METHODS: A quality improvement initiative to reduce the utilization of daily phlebotomy was conducted at a 505-bed Academic Medical Center. This project involved a combination of educational interventions and changes to CPOE. The primary end point evaluated was the daily performance of complete blood counts (CBCs) and basic metabolic profiles (BMPs) on medical and surgery units relative to the corresponding hospital census.

RESULTS: Over the course of this project from August 1, 2013, to September 23, 2016, there was a 15.2% reduction in CBCs (p < .001 for linear trend) and 13.1% reduction in BMPs. DISCUSSION: Our results suggest that layering multimodal interventions that involve both "hard-wired" changes to CPOE and education and performance feedback can result in decreased utilization of phlebotomy.

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Reference:

Breen, C., Maguire, K., Bansal, A., Russin, S., West, S., Dayal, A., Berger, A., Olson, J. and Hohmuth, B. (2018) Reducing Phlebotomy Utilization With Education and Changes to Computerized Provider Order Entry. Journal for Healthcare Quality. August 30th. .

doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000150.

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