The effects of a systemwide diagnostic stewardship change on West Nile virus disease ordering practices

Andrew H. Karaba, Paul W. Blair, Kevin Martin, Mustapha O. Saheed, Karen C. Carroll, Michael J. Borowitz

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Abstract

We report that removing the clinically insensitive West Nile virus CSF nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) from the electronic health record (EHR) test. This diagnostic stewardship intervention decreased costs and may have improved diagnostic yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

Keywords

  • Viral diagnostics
  • Viral encephalitis
  • West nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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