A Review Article of the Reduce Errors in Medical Laboratories

Zuhair M. Mohammedsaleh, Fayez Mohammedsaleh


The current article examines the modern practices of reducing errors in medical laboratories. The paper sought to examine the methods that different countries are applying to reduce errors in medical laboratories. In addition, the paper examines the relationship between inadequate training of laboratory personnel and error causation in medical laboratories. A total of 17 research articles have been reviewed. The paper has done a comparison of pathology laboratory practices in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, regarding laboratory staff skills and error reduction. The paper finds out that; although some of the developed countries have employed advanced technology to reduce errors, there is still a great need to use sophisticated medical equipment to reduce errors. In addition, the levels of training for the medical technicians are still low. They are not equipped enough to reduce the errors to the required levels. The article recommends application of advanced technology in the reduction of errors, and training of technicians on the best practices to reduce errors.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v7n1p46

Global Journal of Health Science   ISSN 1916-9736(Print)   ISSN 1916-9744(Online)

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