Once upon a time: a tale of ISO 15189 accreditation

@article{Plebani2015OnceUA,
  title={Once upon a time: a tale of ISO 15189 accreditation},
  author={Mario Plebani and Laura Sciacovelli and Maria Laura Chiozza and Mauro Panteghini},
  journal={Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={1127 - 1129}
}
There is no doubting that healthcare professionals gave the initial impetus for establishing hospital and laboratory accreditation systems, the main purpose of which is to improve quality and patient safety, as highlighted by eminent physicians, such as Ernest Amory Codman and Avedis Donabedian [1]. After an initial pioneering stage, essentially based on the peer-review concept, some regulatory activities have inevitably gained a footing in accreditation programs. In recent decades laboratory… 

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