Project Information

Reducing Redundant Diagnostic Testing for Individuals Transferred in the Emergency Department

Project Description: UF Health is a tertiary care hospital center that receives several transfers from other hospital system daily. Many of these transfers are facilitated through the emergency department. While some transfers are complete, others require repeated diagnostic testing due to failure to send appropriate testing with the patient upon transfer. For many of these individuals diagnostic testing is duplicated. This can cause delays in patient care, increased costs, and potentially increased harm to the patient by excessive exposure to radiation.

QPI: Henry, Young II, (

Collaborators: Henry, Young II, (; Travis, Murphy, (

Advisors: Carolyn, Holland, (

UF Health Big Aims: Increase Value None

MeSH Keywords: emergency department, ed throughput, patient transfer, duplicate ordering, delays in care