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Title: Preanalytical errors: the professionals' perspective.
Authors: Gómez-Salgado, Juan
Romero, Adolfo
Cobos, Andrés
Caparrós, Isabel S
Gómez-Fernández, José Antonio
Domínguez, José Andrés
Ruiz-Frutos, Carlos
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Gómez-Salgado,J] Healthcare District Huelva Costa, Condado-Campiña, Andalusian Health Service, La-Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. [Gómez-Salgado,J; Ruiz-Frutos,C] Department of Nursing, University of Huelva, Spain. [Romero,A; Cobos,A; Caparrós,IS] Laboratory and Haematology Department, University Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Malaga, Spain. [Gómez-Fernández,JA] Laboratory Department, University Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez, Huelva, Spain. [Domínguez,JA] Department of Sociology, University of Huelva, Spain.
Keywords: Healthcare management;Opportunity and threats (SWOT);Patient safety;Preanalytical errors;Qualitative analysis;Strengths;Weakness;Errores diagnósticos;Manejo de especímenes;Actitud del personal de salud;Control de calidad
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Errors
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Technology, Industry, Agriculture::Technology, Industry, and Agriculture::Technology::Quality Control
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures::Clinical Laboratory Techniques::Specimen Handling
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms::Attitude::Attitude of Health Personnel
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: De Gruyter
Citation: Gómez-Salgado J, Romero A, Cobos A, Caparrós IS, Gómez-Fernández JA, Domínguez JA, et al. Preanalytical errors: the professionals' perspective. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.. 2014; 52(4):e53-5
Abstract: This study was aimed at understanding the perspective on preanalytical errors from the point of view of the professionals involved in the preanalytical process. A significant contribution of their specialized knowledge and experience in day-to-day practice for identifying these kinds of mistakes, and their most frequent causes, was expected.It seems evident that weaknesses and threats are closely related to institutional organization aspects and the same is true for positive elements (strengths and opportunities). There is also an important appreciation of the staff’s implication. Staff´s opinions should be taken into account by institution managers, as they offer an approach that is different and complementary to the one traditionally applied, which is purely managerial and therefore not sufficient. The results should be complemented with more updated information. Multidisciplinary cooperation must involve not only professionals from different fields but also with different roles, i.e., managers, in order to obtain results that can be used to improve healthcare, save costs and to guarantee patient’s safety. We will continue with this research line investigating the same questions among primary care staff, in order to assess “the other side of the coin” of this problem.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1515/cclm-2013-0930
ISSN: 1437-4331 (Online)
1434-6621 (Print)
Appears in Collections:01- Artículos - DAP Condado-Campiña
01- Artículos - Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez
01- Artículos - Hospital Virgen de la Victoria

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