• Study
  • Published February 2015

Use of quality indicators to compare point-of-care testing errors in a neonatal unit and errors in a STAT central laboratory.

In this study of a single neonatal unit, point-of-care testing resulted in many more quality errors compared to central laboratory testing. More than 45% of the point-of-care tests lacked appropriate patient identification, a problem the authors hope to fix by changing to a barcoding system in their hospital.

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