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  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1993

 

 

 
93-01 Viral Hepatitis Serology: Test Utilization
Objective: To examine patterns of serologic testing for viral hepatitis (A through delta), including the use of test profiles and, in particular, the utilization and appropriateness of testing for acute viral hepatitis infection.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 4839 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 1.1 MB)
93-02 Order Accuracy
Objective: To evaluate how accurately physicians’ orders are transmitted to the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 343 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:117-122. (PDF, 403 K)
93-03 Pap Smear Rescreening
Objective: To identify false-negative Pap smears by rescreening previously diagnosed negative smears from patients with a current abnormal smear.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 397 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:1097-1103 (PDF, 474 K)
1996;120:519-522 (PDF, 287 K)
2000;124:672-681
93-04 Emergency Department Turnaround Time
Objective: To measure the turnaround time (TAT) for two common laboratory tests ordered by the Emergency Department, to assess the components contributing to TAT, and to determine the interaction between the Emergency Department and the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 378 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995;119:918-923 (PDF, 432 K)
1997;121:1000-1008 (PDF, 652 K)
1997;121:1031-1041 (PDF, 648 K)
93-05 Transfusion Appropriateness
Objective: To define the indications used to justify transfusions, to categorize the processes of blood usage review, and to identify common patterns of inappropriate transfusion.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 609 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 1.1 MB)
93-06 Autopsy Contributions in Quality Assurance
Objective: To assess the contributions of autopsy in providing relevant information regarding clinical diagnosis and treatment.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 201 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1999;123:191-198.
93-07 Reference Test Service Quality
Objective: To investigate several related elements of reference laboratory service, including frequent patterns of reference laboratory (send-out) testing: test ordering, specimen collection and transport, result reporting, and reference laboratory client services.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 633 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

2001;125:608-612.
93-08 Blood Culture Contamination
Objective: To provide benchmark data on blood culture contamination rates; to assess criteria for identifying blood culture contamination; and to identify factors that may help participants reduce blood culture contamination.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 639 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1998;122:216-221. (PDF, 443 K)
93-09 Surgical Pathology Complex Specimen Turnaround Time
Objective: To assess the timeliness of intralaboratory (analytic component) of turnaround time for complex surgical specimens encompassed by CPT codes 88307 and 88309.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 328 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:234-244. (PDF, 778 K)
93-10 Wristband Errors – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To study the number and type of wristband errors and determine which policies and procedures have an impact on wristband error rates.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 289 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 1.1 MB)
93-11 Surgical Pathology Diagnosis Turnaround Time – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To assess total turnaround time of routine and problematic diagnostic surgical pathology reports from specimen collection to receipt of report by the treating physician.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 426 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1998.122.951-956. (PDF, 451 K)
93-12 Emergency Department Test Turnaround Time – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To measure the turnaround time (TAT) for two common laboratory tests ordered by the emergency department; to assess the components contributing to TAT; and to determine the interaction between the emergency department and the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 426 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1995.119.918-923. (PDF, 428 K)
 

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