Journal Article

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

Bixenstine PJ; Zarbo RJ; Holzmueller CG; Yenokyan G; Robinson R; Hudson DW; Prescott AM; Hubble R; Murphy MM; George CT; D'Angelo R; Watson SR; Lubomski LH; Berenholtz SM.

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.