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Journal Article
Commentary

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

D'Angelo R, Mejabi O. American journal of clinical pathology. 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.