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Journal Article > Review
Cornes M, Ibarz M, Ivanov H, Grankvist K. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019;6:33-38.
Common blood sample errors, such as mislabeling or patient misidentification, can contribute to diagnostic delays. This review highlights the importance of using open-ended questions to gather information from patients and suggests that specimens be labeled with the patient present to ensure accurate verification. A WebM&M commentary explored problems associated with mislabeled blood samples.
Journal Article > Study
Bathla S, Chadwick M, Nevins EJ, Seward J. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 29; [Epub ahead of print].
Wrong-site surgery represents a never event. In the United States, The Joint Commission requires marking of the surgical site prior to surgery as part of the Universal Protocol. Researchers conducted a survey study of 120 surgeons in the United Kingdom and found significant variation in adherence to the national mandate for preoperative surgical site-marking.