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Reading List

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Epner, P. L., Gans, J. E., & Graber, M. L. (2013). When diagnostic testing leads to harm: a new outcomes-based approach for laboratory medicine. BMJ Quality & Safety, 22 Supply 2(August), ii6–ii10. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001621 (available at

Christenson, R. H., Snyder, S. R., Shaw, C. S., Derzon, J. H., Black, R. S., Mass, D., Epner, P.,… Liebow, E. B. (2011). Laboratory medicine best practices: systematic evidence review and evaluation methods for quality improvement. Clinical Chemistry, 57(6), 816–25. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2010.157131 (available at

Plebani, M. (2009). Exploring the iceberg of errors in laboratory medicine. Clinical Chimica Act; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry, 404(1), 16–23. doi:10.1016/j.cca.2009.03.022 (available at

Singh, H., Graber, M. L., Kissam, S. M., Sorensen, A. V, Lenfestey, N. F., Tant, E. M., … LaBresh, K. A. (2012). System-related interventions to reduce diagnostic errors: a narrative review. BMJ Quality & Safety, 21(2), 160–70. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000150 (available at

Graber, M. L., Kissam, S., Payne, V. L., Meyer, A. N. D., Sorensen, A., Lenfestey, N., … Singh, H. (2012). Cognitive interventions to reduce diagnostic error: a narrative review. BMJ Quality & Safety, 21(7), 535–57. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2011-000149 (available at

Futrell, K. (2013). The Value of the Laboratory in the New Healthcare Model. Orchard Software.  (available at

       Schuerch, C., Selna, M., & Jones, J. (2008). Laboratory clinical effectiveness: pathologists improving clinical outcomes. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, 28(2), 223–44, vi. doi:10.1016/j.cll.2007.12.005