Focused issue: Reducing errors in the pre-analytical phase

Posted On 2018-08-10 02:13:22

Guest editor:

Michael Cornes, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, EuSpLm(left)
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Worcestershire, UK.

Jennifer Atherton, PhD(right)
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories, Blood Sciences Department, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.


Preface

Reducing errors in the pre-analytical phase

Michael Cornes, Jennifer Atherton

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Original Article

Using machine learning techniques to generate laboratory diagnostic pathways—a case study

Georg Hoffmann

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Preanalytical phase management: identification and control of nonconformities in the sampling room of a clinical laboratory in Tunisia

Kahena Bouzid

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Review Article

Are we getting better at the preanalytical phase or just better at measuring it?

Giuseppe Lippi

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Laboratory test inappropriateness: lessons revisited and clarified in seven questions

María Salinas

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How do we use the data from pre-analytical quality indicators and how should we?

Janne Cadamuro

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Variations in the system influencing venous blood specimen collection practices: sources of pre-analytical errors

Karin Bölenius

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Mechanisms of measuring key performance indicators in the pre-analytical phase

Michael Cornes

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