Quality and Safety in Outpatient Laboratory Testing

Nancy C. Elder, John Hickner, Deborah Graham

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Abstract

Interactions between the laboratory and outpatient physician are critical to ensure the appropriateness, accuracy, and utility of laboratory results. A recent Institute of Medicine report suggested that the consequences of medical errors in the outpatient setting-and the opportunities to improve-"may dwarf those in hospitals." This article focuses on the role of the physician's office in laboratory quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-303
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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