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2009-06-28Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/9929
Error tracking in a clinical biochemistry laboratory
dc.contributor.authorSzecsi, Pal Bela
dc.contributor.authorØdum, Lars
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-17T02:41:36Z
dc.date.available2017-06-17T02:41:36Z
dc.date.created2010-07-01
dc.date.issued2009-06-28
dc.identifier.issn1437-4331
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/10581
dc.description.abstractBackground: We report our results for the systematic recording of all errors in a standard clinical laboratory over a 1-year period. Methods: Recording was performed using a commercial database program. All individuals in the laboratory were allowed to report errors. The testing processes were classified according to function, and errors were classified as pre-analytical, analytical, post-analytical, or service-related, and then further divided into descriptive subgroups. Samples were taken from hospital wards (38.6%), outpatient clinics (25.7%), general practitioners (29.4%), and other hospitals. Results: A total of 1189 errors were reported in 1151 reports during the first year, corresponding to an error rate of 1 error for every 142 patients, or 1 per 1223 tests. The majority of events were due to human errors (82.6%), and only a few (4.3%) were the result of technical errors. Most of the errors (81%) were pre-analytical. Of the remainder, 10% were analytical, 8% were post-analytical, and 1% was service-related. Nearly half of the errors (n=550) occurred with samples received from general practitioners or clinical hospital wards. Identification errors were relatively common when non-technicians collected blood samples. Conclusions: Each clinical laboratory should record errors in a structured manner. A relation database is a useful tool for the recording and extraction of data, as the database can be structured to reflect the workflow at each individual laboratory. Clin Chem Lab Med 2009;47:1253–7.eng
dc.language.isound
dc.publisherKooperation de Gruyter
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.titleError tracking in a clinical biochemistry laboratory
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100119674
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/9929
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-year2009
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewed
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1515/CCLM.2009.272
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume47
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue10
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernamede Gruyter
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart1253
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend1257

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