1. Who is notified of critical values (examples: ordering MD, hospitalist, Licensed caregiver, other)?
2. What is the expected time frame in which to report a critical value (example: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc.)?
3. Do you have different levels/tiers of notification?
Please let me know from what perspective you are answering: hospital, physician office, lab, MD, nurse, lab tech, etc.)
We are in the process of standardizing practices across our organization - just wanted to see what others do.