Reduce ID errors with 24/7 phlebotomy

July 2011
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2011, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p76
The article reports a study by A. K. Stankovic and colleagues concluded that establishing quality metrics for specimen labeling and deploying 24/7 phlebotomy operations might contribute to improving the accuracy of specimen labeling while reducing ID errors for the clinical laboratory.


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