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  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1991

 

 

 

 

91-01 Wristband Identification Error Reporting
Objective: To study the error rate of patient wristband identification based on the number of phlebotomies and number of patients found without a wristband, wearing another patient’s wristband, or with missing, erroneous, or illegible information on the wristband.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 189 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1993;117:573-577. (PDF, 362 K)
91-02 TDM Timing
Objective: To describe and improve test utilization of a therapeutic drug, by assessing the rate of elevated drug levels in the blood with specimens drawn at inappropriate times.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 198 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1993;117:684-690. (PDF, 464 K)

 

91-03 Colorectal Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy
Objective: To monitor and evaluate the surgical pathology reports of resected primary colorectal carcinomas for adequacy of the content of information that contributes to optimal patient care.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 188 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1992;116:1113-1119. (PDF, 504 K)
91-04 Sputum Specimen Adequacy
Objective: To evaluate the gram stain as a measure of sputum specimen quality, and to evaluate the relationship of gram stain screening to sputum specimen rejection and resubmission.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 233 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique. (PDF, 412 K)
91-05 Routine Test Turnaround Time
Objective: To describe the factors that influence the turnaround time of two tests, white blood cell count (WBC) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) ordered as a routine test for normal morning specimen collection. A second objective is to determine whether rapid turnaround time for routine tests influences the number of STAT tests ordered.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 215 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:918-923. (PDF, 432 K)

 

91-06 Lung Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy
Objective: To monitor and evaluate the adequacy of information in the surgical pathology reports of primary lung carcinomas, and to ascertain current practice patterns in surgical pathology.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 237 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:922-927. (PDF, 432 K)
91-07 Blood Utilization
Objective: To develop blood utilization statistics for comparison among participant institutions, and for comparison with the 1989 Q-Probes study of Blood Utilization.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 315 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
1995;119:999-1006
. (PDF, 555 K)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
2002;126:150-156
.
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
2002;126:527-532
.
91-08 Postanalytical QA: Hypercalcemia
Objective: To investigate postanalytical clinical action taken after an unusual laboratory test or result.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 296 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

2000;124:504-510.
91-09 Bedside Glucose Monitoring
Objective: To gather data about the current status of bedside glucose monitoring programs and the ability to produce precise and accurate results.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 208 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1993;117:1080-1087 (PDF, 610 K) and 1996;120:333-338. (PDF, 610 K)
91-10 The INR and Monitoring of Oral Anticoagulation
Objective: To study the use of the International Sensitivity Index (IS) and International Normalized Ratio (INR) and the impact of reporting format on the clinical utility of monitoring oral anticoagulation.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 291 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique
. (PDF, 861 K)
91-11 Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy
Objective: To assess laboratory cervicovaginal cytology specimen acquisition and adequacy/rejection criteria and to monitor and evaluate causes of unsatisfactory/less than optimal cervicovaginal smears using laboratory criteria.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 199 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique
. (PDF, 414 K)

 

 

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