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Prevention of Medical Errors for Psychologists
The awareness and understanding of medical errors have expanded rapidly, with an energetic patient safety movement promoting safer health care through "systems" solutions, thanks to a major message from the IOM report: the cause of medical errors and preventable deaths was not careless or incompetent people but bad systems (3).
Impact of Errors in Laboratory Medicine
Processes to Reduce Pre-analytical Errors in Laboratory Medicine
--Plebani, M., & Piva, E. (2010). MEDICAL ERRORS: PRE-ANALYTICAL ISSUE IN PATIENT SAFETY. Journal Of Medical Biochemistry, 29(4), 310-314. doi:10.2478/v10011-010-0039-2.
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