Table 2

Results of structured chart audit comparing ordering and documentation practices between preintervention and postintervention periods

Preintervention, numberPostintervention, numberP value
ESR order appropriateness
 ESR order appropriate29340.24
 ESR order not appropriate5146
Documentation of reason for ordering ESR
 Reason for ordering documented230.47
 No reason for ordering documented7877
Documentation of result of ESR test
 ESR result documented42340.07
 ESR result not documented3846
ESR test results
 Normal ESR result43530.02
 Abnormal ESR result3727
  • ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate