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Michael Astion, MD, PhD ; December 2006
A man admitted to the hospital for elective surgery has blood drawn. Despite a policy for proper identification, the blood samples were all mislabeled with another patient's name. The error was discovered at the lab, and there was no harm to the patient.
Journal Article > Study
Yang CT, Chen HH, Hou SM. J Formos Med Assoc. 2007;106:212-216.
The researchers surveyed Taiwanese orthopedic surgeons and found that a national campaign encouraging surgeons to mark the incision site reduced wrong-site and wrong-procedure errors.
Scalise D, Lazar C. Hosp Health Netw. May 2006:80:5,48,2.
The authors discuss the kinds of errors that occur in emergency departments and outline processes for minimizing their occurrence.