Following-up on Diagnostic Tests

Carolyn Buppert


Dermatology Nursing 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Every time a clinician orders a diagnostic test, three questions need to be answered to avoid a missed diagnosis. The questions are: Was the test actually done? Were the results abnormal? If so, was follow-up performed so that a diagnosis was made or ruled out?


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