Clinical laboratory specimen rejection--association with the site of patient care and patients' characteristics: findings from a single health care organization.

@article{Stark2007ClinicalLS,
  title={Clinical laboratory specimen rejection--association with the site of patient care and patients' characteristics: findings from a single health care organization.},
  author={Azadeh T. Stark and B. A. Jones and Deborah V Chapman and Karen Well and Richard J Krajenta and Frederick A. Meier and Richard J. Zarbo},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={588-92}
}
CONTEXT Programs to track laboratory quality have reported aggregated specimen rejection rates ranging from 0.30% to 0.83%. Because the performance of the laboratory, rather than errors, has been the focus, reasons for specimen rejection or demographic characteristics of individuals at risk for specimens of poor quality may not be fully understood. OBJECTIVE To calculate the proportions of rejected specimens stratified by point of collections and demographic information of patients. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING

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