Patients don’t hear of abnormal results 7% of time

My lede:

Primary care doctors fail to inform patients of about one in 14 abnormal test results, according to a study of 5,434 medical records at 23 physician practices in the Midwest and on the West Coast.

Few practices have rules on how to manage test results and often leave the process to individual physicians, according to the study published in the June 22 Archives of Internal Medicine. Having electronic medical records was no guarantee of better test-results tracking.

The whole shebang.