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Emergency departments are higher-risk locations for wrong blood in tube errors.

Dunbar NM, Delaney M, Murphy MF, et al. Emergency departments are higher-risk locations for wrong blood in tube errors. Transfusion. Epub 2021 July 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16588.

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September 29, 2021
Dunbar NM, Delaney M, Murphy MF, et al. Transfusion (Paris). 2021;61(9):2601-2610.

Transfusion errors can have serious consequences. This study compared wrong blood in tube (WBIT) errors in 9 countries across three settings: emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient. Results show emergency department WBIT errors were significantly higher in emergency departments, and that electronic positive patient identification (ePPID) significantly reduced WBIT errors in the emergency department, but not in inpatient or outpatient wards.

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Dunbar NM, Delaney M, Murphy MF, et al. Emergency departments are higher-risk locations for wrong blood in tube errors. Transfusion. Epub 2021 July 17. doi: 10.1111/trf.16588.