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Getting it right for patient safety: specimen collection process improvement from operating room to pathology.

D'Angelo R, Mejabi O. Getting It Right for Patient Safety:  Specimen Collection Process Improvement From Operating Room to Pathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;146(1):8-17. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqw057.

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September 28, 2016
D'Angelo R, Mejabi O. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;146:8-17.

Mistakes in laboratory specimen labeling can contribute to diagnostic delay and error. This commentary describes an improvement initiative that enhanced teamwork between a pathology and surgical unit and applied Lean methodologies to redesign specimen labeling processes and reduce errors and inefficiencies over a 2-year period.

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D'Angelo R, Mejabi O. Getting It Right for Patient Safety:  Specimen Collection Process Improvement From Operating Room to Pathology. Am J Clin Pathol. 2016;146(1):8-17. doi:10.1093/ajcp/aqw057.