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CAP Home > CAP Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement > Past Q-PROBES Studies > 1992 Q-PROBES Studies

  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1992

 

 

 
92-01 Autologous Blood Utilization
Objective: To provide an interhospital comparison for the effectiveness and appropriateness of preoperative autologous blood donation. Topics include levels of autologous and homologous transfusion usage, and donations for low-risk surgery.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 392 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1994;118(No.4):438-441. (PDF, 294 K)
92-02 Laboratory Safety Practices and Policies
Objective: To examine safety practices including incident reports, with particular attention to occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 446 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 1 MB)
92-03 Autopsy Timeliness and Permit Adequacy
Objective: To evaluate autopsy report timeliness based on time intervals for selected events between the patient's death and the start of the autopsy prosection, and to evaluate the autopsy permit adequacy by examining the completed permit form for the presence of specific items.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 326 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:346-352. (PDF, 490 K)
92-04 Critical Values
Objective: To identify common analytes and values that are included on Critical Value lists, to learn how Critical Value lists are determined, and to examine how values are communicated to the medical staff.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 512 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
92-05 Hematology Specimen Acceptability
Objective: To identify and characterize unacceptable specimens that are submitted to the hematology laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 198 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:203-208. (PDF, 414 K)
92-06 Bladder Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy
Objective: To assess multiple factors involved in processing and evaluating urinary bladder biopsies with invasive and noninvasive carcinoma.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 730 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:681-685. (PDF, 291 K)
92-07 Inpatient Phlebotomy
Objective: To monitor the frequency of unsuccessful phlebotomies and to examine the specific reasons for collection failures.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 464 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1994;118:601-605 (PDF, 418 K) and 1994;118:957-962. (PDF, 451 K)
92-08 Laboratory Proficiency Testing
Objective: To categorize the reasons identified by laboratories for unsatisfactory performance in proficiency testing challenges on chemistry analytes.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:1094-1101. (PDF, 451 K)
92-09 Surgical Pathology Routine Biopsy Turnaround Time
Objective: To assess the timeliness of the intralaboratory (analytic) component of turnaround for routine surgical pathology biopsies encompassed by CPT codes 88302, 88304, and 88305.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 335 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:234-244. (PDF, 778 K)
 

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