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Study

Opportunities to enhance laboratory professionals' role on the diagnostic team.

Taylor JR, Thompson PJ, Genzen JR, et al. Laboratory medicine. 2017;48:97-103.

Diagnostic error represents a significant source of patient harm. In this study, researchers surveyed physicians to understand how to improve the involvement of laboratory professionals in assisting with diagnostic challenges. They conclude that there may be a greater role for laboratory professionals in the diagnostic process beyond providing test results.