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Bramson K, Mooney T. Providence Journal. August 18, 2006.
This article reports on a case of mistaken identity that resulted in erroneous surgery, despite a "time out" before beginning the operation.
Journal Article > Study
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
Valenstein PN, Raab SS, Walsh MK. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006;130:1106-1113.
The investigators analyzed information on misidentified laboratory specimens and found that such errors are common. Most errors are detected prior to results being communicated and are rarely associated with adverse patient incidents.
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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.