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Preferred Practices for Measuring and Reporting Patient Safety and Communication in Laboratory Medicine 

Date of Publication:
APR 2009
Associated Project:
Laboratory Medicine: Patient Safety and Communication Practices
The report highlights six preferred practices that have been endorsed as national voluntary consensus standards to drive quality improvement within the pre- and post-analytic laboratory phases. The six practices are intended as the starting point for the development of performance measures in laboratory medicine communication and patient safety.