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CAP Home > CAP Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement > Past Q-PROBES Studies > 1994 Q-PROBES Studies

  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1994

 

 

 

Updated January 15, 2008

94-01 Bedside Glucose Monitoring
Objective: To analyze bedside glucose testing practices in the hospital setting, emphasizing quality control recording.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 318 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:333-338 (PDF, 374 K) and 1996;120:339-345. (PDF, 465 K)
94-02 Stool Microbiology
Objective: To evaluate the contribution that routine stool microbiology testing makes to inpatient care and to examine savings that may be realized by limiting the use of these tests on inpatients.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 393 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:206-211. (PDF, 418 K)
94-03 Extraneous Tissue
Objective: To determine the incidence and nature of extraneous tissue in microscopic sections and to evaluate the degree of difficulty these fragments cause in the evaluation of surgical pathology material.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 464 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:1009-1014. (PDF, 343 K)
94-04 Transfusion Error Reporting
Objective: To study the frequency of departures from standard operating procedures for the provision of blood and blood components.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 666 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
94-05 Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
Objective: To assess laboratory practices and processes that critically affect the time interval from specimen collection to the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 758 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 1.1 MB)
94-06 Surgical Pathology Specimen Identification and Accessioning
Objective: To identify sources of error in the patient and specimen identification and accessioning process and evaluate systems that avoid or detect errors early so that prevention or correction is timely and effective.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 483 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:227-233. (PDF, 466 K)
94-07 Laboratory Computer Availability
Objective: To investigate the frequency with which a laboratory loses one or more of its computer functions and to examine the nature and cause of such service disruptions.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 444 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:626-632. (PDF, 423 K)
94-08 QC Exceptions
Objective: To enable laboratories to compare actual rejection rates to theoretical rates, to tabulate QC rejection rates and reasons for run rejection and compare those with other laboratories and/or instruments, and to identify and evaluate the types of QC practices now in use.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 723 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1998;122:401-408. (PDF, 539 K)
94-09 Cervical Biopsy-Cytology Correlation
Objective: To quantify and analyze the correlation between cervicovaginal cytology and corresponding cervical biopsies.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 696 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996;120:523-531 (PDF, 622 K) and 2000;124:672-681
94-10 Patient Satisfaction and Phlebotomy Service – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To assess patient satisfaction with phlebotomy services and to relate satisfaction to key aspects of quality, including waiting time, number of needle sticks required, discomfort experienced, and staff courtesy and professionalism.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 384 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique (PDF, 552 KB)
94-11 Surgical Pathology Frozen Section Consultation – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To determine the frequency of and reason for discordance in frozen sections.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 667 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1996.120.1087-1093 (PDF, 418 K)
94-12 Timeliness of Urine Specimen Analysis – Small Hospital Study
Objective: To gather data concerning the current status of urine collection for analysis and to determine the level of compliance with CAP and JCAHO processing standards requiring that urinalysis be performed only on fresh or properly preserved specimens.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 254 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1997.121.667-672 (PDF, 362 K)
 

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