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dc.contributor.authorGómez-Salgado, Juan-
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Adolfo-
dc.contributor.authorCaparrós, Isabel S-
dc.contributor.authorBarba, M Carmen-
dc.contributor.authorReina, Margarita-
dc.contributor.authorRuiz-Frutos, Carlos-
dc.identifier.citationGómez-Salgado J, Romero A, Caparrós IS, Barba MC, Reina M, Ruiz-Frutos C. Preanalytical errors: a preliminary approach to the point of view of primary health care givers. Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.. 2015; 53(2):225-9es
dc.identifier.issn1437-4331 (Online)-
dc.identifier.issn1434-6621 (Print)-
dc.descriptionJournal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't;es
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND The presence of errors in the preanalytical phase is a widely studied topic. However, information regarding the perspective of those professionals involved is rather scant. METHODS Two focus groups of professionals from Primary Care involved in the preanalytical phase (general practitioners [GP], community nurses [CN], and other auxiliary health workers, including administrative personnel [AHW]) were convened. A qualitative analysis with a phenomenological approach was performed by using the structure of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis as a guide, and results were categorized by grouping the resultant dimensions according to this structure. RESULTS Overall, 12 professionals (3 GP, 6 CN, and 3 AHW) were distributed in two groups. Age and gender distribution were similar between groups. The most commented strengths were organizational capability and teamwork. The main weakness was the workload increase (compared to the short time spent on sample collection). Opportunities were related to workload optimization through on-line analytical requests. Threats were related to the long time elapsed between sample drawing at Primary Care and delivery to the Central Laboratory. CONCLUSIONS The phenomenological approach allows revealing those aspects that cannot be entirely elucidated by objective data measurement. Attitudes considered as positive can be exploited by the institution, whereas those considered as negative alert us to possible future problems. Primary Care professionals offered a different point of view to laboratory staff, but both recognized high workload as the main threat and on-line analytical request as the best opportunity. These perspectives may help to improve detection and decrease the number of
dc.publisherDe Gruyteres
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicinees
dc.subjectPreanalytical mistakeses
dc.subjectPrimary carees
dc.subjectQualitative approaches
dc.subjectErrores diagnósticoses
dc.subjectAtención primaria de saludes
dc.subjectTécnicas de laboratorio clínicoes
dc.subject.meshMedical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services::Health Services::Medical Errorses
dc.subject.meshMedical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humanses
dc.subject.meshMedical Subject Headings::Health Care::Health Services Administration::Patient Care Management::Comprehensive Health Care::Primary Health Carees
dc.subject.meshMedical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures::Clinical Laboratory Techniqueses
dc.titlePreanalytical errors: a preliminary approach to the point of view of primary health care
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dc.contributor.authoraffiliation[Gómez-Salgado,J] Primary Care District Huelva Costa Condado Campiña, Huelva, Andalucía, Spain. [Romero,A; Caparrós,IS] Haematology Department, University Hospital Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. [Barba,MC; Reina,M] Primary Care District Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. [Ruiz-Frutos,C] Environmental Health Department, University of Huelva,
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