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Journal Article

System hazards in managing laboratory test requests and results in primary care: medical protection database analysis and conceptual model.

Bowie P, Price J, Hepworth N, et al. BMJ open. 2015;5:e008968.

This retrospective study of abnormal laboratory test orders and results in primary care uncovered multiple vulnerabilities, similar to prior studies. The authors describe a conceptual model to comprehensively address the safety of laboratory testing and results management in primary care, a useful step for future interventions.