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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-6

Laboratory quality improvement: Act or perish


Department of Pathology and Transfusion Medicine, Santokba Durlabhji Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Rateesh Sareen
Department of Pathology and Transfusion Medicine, Santokba Durlabhji Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/QAIJ.QAIJ_1_19

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The increasingly dominant role of laboratory medicine in clinical decision-making and the simultaneous pressure on cost containment have led to careful evaluation and identification of preventable causes of errors in total testing process of laboratory analyte. The patient-centric health-care delivery system mandates the need to formulate policies and procedures based on international guidelines to minimize errors of laboratory professionals or nonlaboratory operators. The paper summarizes various areas of laboratory that are prone to errors so that the laboratory can redesign the system and make it resistant to errors unknowingly committed by health-care professionals.


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