Last updated on May 2018

Evidence-based Laboratory Test Order Sets in Primary Care


Brief description of study

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.

Detailed Study Description

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 17 common indications for ordering laboratory tests in Belgian primary care: diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, general check-up, unexplained fatigue, anemia, liver pathology, medication monitoring, gout, chronic kidney disease, lung embolism, acute coronary syndrome, diarrhea, thyroid disease, sexually transmitted disease, rheumatoid arthritis and obesity.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02950142

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Bert Aertgeerts, MD, PhD

Academic Centre for General Practice
Leuven, Belgium
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