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Middleware and the Clinical Hematology Laboratory


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Focus on Patient Safety Issues

Slide 17

February 2009

Why call it patient safety?  While truly primarily sentinel events are rare, any Hematology lab will generate revised reports which may contribute to subsequent unnecessary clinical steps which in turn may lead to unnecessary patient events.  Thus, every lab needs to look at their revised reports and near misses; why did they happen and what went wrong with the process?  Until you collect this data and actually look at it, I guarantee you will underestimate the severity of this issue in your laboratory. 

Focus on Patient Safety Issues


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