Specimen labeling still a major risk for ID errors, can lead to huge liability

September 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Sep2011 Supplement, p1
Academic Journal
The article reports on guidelines which have been developed by the U.S. Joint Commission and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care to prevent patient identification errors and patient specimen labeling errors.


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