Evidence-based Laboratory Test Order Sets in Primary Care

2016-11-01 07:23:21 | BioPortfolio


Cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate what the effect is of evidence-based order sets aimed at five indications on the appropriateness of laboratory test ordering in primary care.


Cluster randomised controlled trial in Belgian primary care practices. Participants will be primary care physicians working in primary care practices affiliated to one of three collaborating laboratories in the Leuven, Ghent or Antwerp regions.

Primary care practices will be allocated and randomized to either the intervention or control group. Physicians in PCPs randomized to the intervention will be offered order sets based on indication when using the CPOE for ordering laboratory tests. The effect of order sets will be analyzed for the five most common indications for ordering laboratory tests in Belgian primary care: follow-up of diabetes mellitus, follow-up of hypertension, follow-up of cardiovascular disease, general check-up, and fatigue.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic


Diabetes Mellitus


CPOE with order sets for lab testing, CPOE without order sets for lab testing


Academic Centre for General Practice


Not yet recruiting


Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

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