Journal Article

Developing and pilot testing practical measures of preanalytic surgical specimen identification defects.

Bixenstine PJ, Zarbo RJ, Holzmueller CG, et al. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2013;28:308-14.

Surgical specimen identification errors occur regularly and preventing misidentification errors is a National Patient Safety Goal. This study reports on an effort to develop process measures for monitoring the quality of specimen identification.