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CMLF News Issue #3

Gambling With Lives - Let’s Do No Harm

cover200pxEvery medical laboratory has a primary duty and responsibility to ‘DO NO HARM’. This is not an easy goal to achieve since laboratory testing is exceedingly complex, involving many steps, from taking a patient sample to using the result to effectively manage a patient. Laboratory errors are common. A recent United States study estimated that 2.9 million errors occurred annually,causing harm to more than 160,000 patients.1 A truly frightening statistic!


Millions of laboratory tests are conducted annually in the Caribbean. In the absence of laboratory regulations or standards, to ‘DO NO HARM’ becomes exponentially more difficult.


Keeping Focused on Lab Quality – the Ultimate Quality Goal of Accreditation .. Read more ..

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CMLF News Issue #7
27th January 2016