Study: Patients Often Are Not Told About Bad Test Results
One in 14 patients is not informed by physicians about abnormal cancer screenings or other test results, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study was funded by the California HealthCare Foundation, the publisher of California Healthline.
- "Abnormal Test Results May Not Get to Patients" (Bakalar, New York Times, 6/22).
"Docs Don't Tell 7% of Patients About Abnormal Tests" (Clark, HealthLeaders Media, 6/23).