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  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1997

 

 

 
97-01 Early Morning Specimen Collections
Objective: To determine the median specimen collection times, as well as the median turnaround times from specimen collection to arrival in the laboratory, for one chemistry analyte and one hematology analyte. Specimens collected from one intensive care unit and one nonintensive care unit are studied.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 367 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1998;122:865-870. (PDF, 345 K)
97-02 Specimens for Gross Exam Only or Exempt from Submission
Objective: To survey participants regarding which surgical pathology specimens are deemed exempt from submission and which require only gross examination in their laboratories.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 500 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1999;123:133-139.
97-03 Routine Outpatient Test Turnaround Time
Objective: To benchmark the intralaboratory turnaround time for three commonly performed outpatient tests or panels (CBC, TSH, and biochemical profile), as well as the time between blood collection and receipt in the laboratory when collection time is available.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 892 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique.
(PDF, 1.1 MB)
97-04 Timeliness of Critical Value Reporting Submission
Objective: To evaluate institutional practices that may impact emergency notification of critical values, and to benchmark timeliness of results reporting as a quality indicator.
For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 256 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique.
(PDF, 902 K)
97-05 Cost of Bedside Versus Laboratory Glucose Testing
Objective: Determine the patient care areas in which it would be most cost-effective to perform bedside glucose testing in comparison to testing costs in the clinical laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 340 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2004;128:739-745
(No. 7)
97-06 Gynecologic Cytology Turnaround Time
Objective: Develop more efficient clinical follow-up and improve customer service to the clinician and patient by identifying and implementing factors that are associated with shorter turnaround times for Pap smear results.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 268 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1999;123:682-686 and 2000;124:672-681.
 

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