Journal Article
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Hospital-based transfusion error tracking from 2005 to 2010: identifying the key errors threatening patient transfusion safety.

Maskens C; Downie H; Wendt A; Lima A; Merkley L; Lin Y; Callum J.

In this study, the vast majority of transfusion-related patient harm was due to blood products ordered inappropriately outside of hospital guidelines. On the laboratory side, the most serious threat to patient safety was mislabeled blood samples.