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Parkland turns to phlebotomists, not nurses, to draw blood

Dallas Business Journal, November 2, 2012
Parkland Health & Hospital System has recentralized phlebotomy services in its Emergency Department in a move designed to improve efficiency and reduce specimen contamination rates. A two-week pilot using emergency department-based phlebotomists resulted in $122,000 in savings and an improvement in the quality of specimens collected.