Analysis of Sample Rejection and the Impact on Quality of Care in Patients in a Single Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Malaysia

Authors

  • Fatmawati Kamal Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Wan Asmuni Wan Mohd Saman Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Madyhah Adbul Monir Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2104

Keywords:

Rejection rates, Sample rejection, Quality of care, Tertiary centre

Abstract

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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2104

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Published

2020-03-24

How to Cite

Kamal, F., Wan Mohd Saman, W. A., & Adbul Monir, M. (2020). Analysis of Sample Rejection and the Impact on Quality of Care in Patients in a Single Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(13), 175-181. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v5i13.2104

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Health / Healing Environment