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What is considered a priority report?

A priority report is clinically appropriate when it meets the following criteria:

  • Where  urgent, potentially life-saving treatment is based on the findings and recommendations of a dictated report
  • Transfer of a patient to another health care facility
  • Where  the patient is being admitted for treatment within 24 hours of being seen in a health care facility and the report's content provides recommendations for treatment
  • For out-of-province/country patients for continuation of treatment

How can a physician escalate the report creation?

If you have already completed your dictation and decide that you need to prioritize the report, please contact Transcription Services.

NOTE:  Prioritization of reports must only be used for urgent patient care. Inappropriate use will compromise the effectiveness of the priority system.

Should the clinical situation warrant that a report be transcribed on an urgent basis, the number "6" key may be used at any time during the dictation.

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