Analysis of Sample Rejection and the Impact on Quality of Care in Patients in a Single Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Malaysia
Keywords:Rejection rates, Sample rejection, Quality of care, Tertiary centre
The Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH), recommended a rejection rate of less than 1%. Many studies reported rejection rates of 0.1% to 3.49%. This study was conducted at the UiTM Medical Specialist Centre from January 2019 to October 2019. The blood bank and haematology workstation both rejected 84 (5.7%) and 560 (3.38%) samples, respectively. The main causes of sample rejection were clotted and lysed samples. Most of the rejected samples came from the wards, followed by the emergency department. This study showed the need for improvement in venipuncture techniques and types of equipment.
Keywords: Rejection rates; Sample rejection; Quality of care; Tertiary centre
eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
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eISSN: 2398-4287 © Year. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.