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Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH; October 2003
Switched urine specimens lead to a patient receiving the wrong answer about her pregnancy test.
Gray R. Scotland on Sunday. January 8, 2006.
This story discusses the impact of a computer glitch in a system used by more than 80% of general practitioners in Scotland. In addition to physician notes being inadvertently attached to the wrong patient's medical record, reports suggest that some patients actually received incorrect prescriptions due to printing errors caused by the system.