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
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.