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  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1989

 

 

 
89-01 Surgical Pathology Frozen Section Consultation
Objective: Monitor and evaluate specimen and interpretation parameters that contribute to concordance and discordance of surgical pathology consultations by frozen section technique versus final pathological diagnoses with evaluation of discordance on patient management.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 109 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1991;115:1187-1194. (PDF, 523 K)
89-02 Reporting Error
Objective: Quantify laboratory reporting errors and define their impact on patient care.
 

For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 155 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1992;116:694-700. (PDF, 522 K)

89-03 Analytical Turn-Around Time
Objective: Measure the analytic processing time of a specimen after it reaches the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 82 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1991;115:977-983 (PDF, 497 K) and 1995;119:918-923. (PDF, 432 K)
89-04 Fine Needle Aspiration Cytohistologic Correlation (FNAC)
Objective: Monitor and evaluate specimen and interpretation parameters that contribute to correlation of FNAC diagnoses to corresponding histologic tissue diagnoses.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 217 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1991;115:743-750. (PDF, 574 K)
89-05 Blood Culture Utilization
Objective: Study the appropriateness of solitary blood cultures and corresponding physician’s order in relationship to clinical case indications.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 163 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
1996;120:999-1002. (PDF, 312 KB)
89-06 Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy
Objective: Monitor and evaluate specimen acceptance criteria and follow up with causes of persistent unsatisfactory/rejected cervical vaginal smears.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 170 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique. (PDF, 585 KB)
89-07 Nosocomial Infection Rate
Objective: Monitor the frequency of various types of nosocomial infections occurring by site and service in health care institutions.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms
. (PDF, 115 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
1994;118:115-119. (PDF, 393 K)
89-08 Blood Utilization
Objective: Compare blood utilization across institutions for use as an indicator of the appropriateness of each hospital’s overall transfusion practice.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms
. (PDF, 193 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
2002;126(2):150-156.
 

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