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Table 4 Reason for inadequate information on echocardiography requisition*

From: Limitations of free-form-text diagnostic requisitions as a tool for evaluating adherence to appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography

Variable Number of requisitions (%)
Failure to report on a change in clinical status 321 (94.1)
Date of last echo not reported 305 (89.4)
Failure to report on the type and/or severity of a valvular lesion 165 (48.4)
Inadequate clinical information on the requisition (excluding change in symptoms or signs) 135 (39.6)
Present status of congenital defect not reported 28 (8.2)
  1. *Data are presented as absolute number of requisitions (percentage of inadequate requisitions).