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Cork, Ireland: Health Information and Quality Authority; March 21, 2008.
This report analyzes the findings of a diagnostic error investigation and provides numerous recommendations to improve standards for treating symptomatic breast disease.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; June 2006. Publication GAO-06-416.
This government report found that the clinical laboratory survey process is flawed, allowing safety requirements to be bypassed.
Cameron M. St. John's, NL: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; 2009. ISBN: 978551463537.
This government report investigated certain laboratory tests conducted from 1997 to 2005 in Newfoundland and Labrador. The investigation revealed test result errors and failure to notify patients, as well as a lack of oversight. The report makes numerous recommendations with respect to ethics, standards of care, and disclosure of medical errors and adverse events. (Click on the volume titles on the cover page to view the full report.)
Dallas, TX: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; June 2006.
This report illustrates weaknesses in current pathology practice of breast cancer diagnosis and suggests improvements for reliability and effectiveness.
This book is a collection of articles and case studies on how health care organizations are improving communication of critical test results.