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Passiment E, Meisel JL, Fontanesi J, Fritsma G, Aleryani S, Marques M. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28:453-458.
This commentary identifies the lack of standardized abbreviations for common laboratory tests as a potential patient safety threat, as clinicians may inadvertently order incorrect or duplicative tests. A prior study found a significant incidence of incorrect test ordering, despite use of a computerized provider order entry system.