TableĀ 3

The number and proportion of hazards (n=1604) identified at each of the four high-level system dimensions in the UK and Ireland general practices undergoing a clinical risk self-assessment visit between 2008 and 2014

System dimensionsNPer cent
Preanalytical stage (eg, inadequate specimen handling and storage)20913.0
Specimen process stage (eg, broken specimen container)654.0
Postanalytical stage (eg, not acting on results that require action)70243.8
Communication outcome issues (eg, failure to inform patient)62839.1