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Journal Article
Study

Registration errors among patients receiving blood transfusions: a national analysis from 2008 to 2017.

Vijenthira S, Armali C, Downie H, et al. Vox Sang. 2020;Epub Sept 30.

Transfusion errors can have serious consequences. This retrospective analysis used a Canadian national database to characterize patient registration-related errors in the blood transfusion process. Findings indicate that registration errors most commonly occur in outpatient areas and emergency departments and can lead to delays in transfusion.