American College of Radiology

Want Your Test Results? Don’t Wait. Nag Your Doctor

Posted on 11/30/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthPatients who passively wait for their doctor to call them with medical test results need to wake up  – and start dialing. As one doctor put it, “No news is not good news. If a patient gets a test done and doesn’t get a result, he should follow up.” Failure to pass along test results promptly — or even at all — is a growing problem and partly to blame for the big spike in medical malpractice payouts, according to …