Abstract
A RETROSPECTIVE SIX MONTHS STUDY ON PRE-ANALYTICAL ERRORS OCCURRING IN OPD IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL: THE FIRST STEP FOR PATIENT SAFETY IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS AND ITS IMPACT.

Pawan Toshniwal*, Seema Toshniwal and Dr. R. M. Shah

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Objective: To evaluate the pre-analytical errors occur in Outpatient department (OPD) samples and strategy planning to minimize the leading causes of pre-analytical errors in a Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (CCL) of a busy tertiary care hospital. Methods: A retrospective six months analysis of the pre-analytical errors observed in OPD collection center of the clinical chemistry laboratory in a tertiary care hospital has been carried out in two phases, each of three months. In phase one data collected and summarize regarding the frequency of the factors affecting the quality of laboratory testing. Laboratory personnel‟s were asked to register rejections and causes for rejection of out-patient samples collected at the OPD collection center. In second phase, pre-analytical data is collected after imparting training to the laboratory and paramedical staffs along with resident doctors coming to OPD collection center related to error observed in phase-1. Results: During phase-1, 9500 samples observed under biochemistry section of clinical chemistry laboratory and 4367 pre-analytical errors were observed. This accounted for almost 46% frequency error of the total blood samples collected at OPD collection center. In phase- 2 with same sample size the frequency (%) of pre-analytical errors was reduced to 16.5%. Conclusion: By continuous training and making medical and paramedical staff aware about pre-analytical errors, the errors can be minimized or rather eradicated to ensure better quality of laboratory testing and hence patient safety.

Keywords: Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (CCL), Outpatient department (OPD), Patient safety, Pre-analytical errors, Quality.


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