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Patient identification error among prostate needle core biopsy specimens—are we ready for a DNA time-out?

Suba EJ; Pfeifer JD; Raab SS.

This study summarizes the findings from three root cause analyses to highlight the challenges in preventing patient identification errors in surgical pathology specimens. The authors suggest the use of a time-out strategy that would reduce the risk of the wrong patient receiving radiation or surgical therapy.