Journal Article

Assuring the Quality of Clinical Microbiology Test Results

Michael L. Wilson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 47, issue 8, pages 1077-1082
Published in print October 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/592071
Assuring the Quality of Clinical Microbiology Test Results

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The role of microbiology laboratories in the care of patients with suspected or known infections has been described in previous articles in this series of medical microbiology updates. This review addresses the broader role of clinical microbiology laboratories in the quality of care and patient safety. The importance of microbiology laboratories in the care of patients with infectious diseases is obvious, but microbiology laboratories also play an indirect role in patient care that, from a broader perspective, is equally important.

Journal Article.  4147 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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