Improving Tracking of Postdischarge Results of Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Tests in Hospitalized Adolescents and Young Adults: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 May;46(5):354-356. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000973.


Hospitalizations offer chlamydia and gonorrhea screening opportunities for youth who may not seek preventive care. Tracking of screening test results still pending after hospital discharge is an important component of clinical care. This process can be improved by protocol use and enhanced by effective, automated electronic health record tools.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent, Hospitalized
  • Chlamydia Infections / diagnosis*
  • Chlamydia Infections / prevention & control
  • Chlamydia Infections / urine
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Gonorrhea / diagnosis*
  • Gonorrhea / prevention & control
  • Gonorrhea / urine
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Quality Improvement
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / urine
  • Young Adult