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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.
Journal Article > Study
Mays JA, Mathias PC. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019;26:269-272.
Point-of-care test results are often manually transcribed into the electronic health record, which introduces risks of manual transcription errors. The authors of this study took advantage of a redundant workflow in which point-of-care blood glucose results were uploaded and also manually entered by staff. They estimate that 5 in 1000 manually entered results contain clinically significant transcription errors and call for interfacing point-to-care instruments as a patient safety strategy.
Journal Article > Review
Nakhleh RE. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008;132:181-185.
This review addresses surgical specimen analysis errors and highlights tactics to improve the reliability of the process.