Interpretative reports and critical values.

@article{Piva2009InterpretativeRA,
  title={Interpretative reports and critical values.},
  author={Elisa Piva},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={404 1},
  pages={
          52-8
        }
}
In the clinical laboratory to allow an effective testing process, post-analytical activity can have two goals in trying to improve patient safety: result interpretation and communication of critical values. Both are important issues, and their success requires a cooperative effort. Misinterpretation of laboratory test results or ineffectiveness in their notification can lead to diagnostic errors or errors in identifying patient critical conditions. With the awareness that the incorrect… CONTINUE READING
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