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CAP Home > CAP Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement > Past Q-PROBES Studies > 1998 Q-PROBES Studies

  Past Q-PROBES Studies - 1998

 

 

 
98-01 Outpatient Test Order Accuracy
Objective: To evaluate how accurately physicians' test orders for outpatients are transmitted to the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 258 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1999;123:1145-1150.
98-02 Uncertainty Expressed in Prostate Needle Biopsy Diagnoses
Objective: To examine the rates of uncertainty expressed by pathologists with regards to establishing malignant diagnoses on prostate needle biopsy reports, and to examine practice variables that are associated with lower rates of uncertainty.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 180 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

1999;123:687-692.
98-03 Emergency Department Turnaround Time
Objective: Measure the turnaround time (TAT) for two common laboratory tests ordered by the emergency department, assess the components contributing to TAT, and determine the interaction between the emergency department and the laboratory.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 291 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

2001;125:863-871.
98-04 Cumulative Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns
Objective: To examine the prevalence of antibiotic resistance between institutions for six commonly isolated bacterial pathogens, and evaluate antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting practices.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 211 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique.
(PDF, 995 K)
98-05 Blood Component Preparation Turnaround Time
Objective: To measure the turnaround time for meeting non-operating room transfusion requests for red blood cells and the effects of participating hospitals’ transfusion policies and procedures on turnaround time.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 177 KB)
Data Analysis and Critique.
(PDF, 577 K)
98-06 Follow-up of Abnormal Gynecologic Cytology
Objective: To determine the frequency of clinical follow-up of abnormal gynecologic cytology results, evaluate laboratory practice characteristics that influence this frequency, and categorize the various procedures utilized by clinicians to follow-up abnormal gynecologic cytology results.
  For more information about this study, see:
Instructions and Forms. (PDF, 211 KB)
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

2000;124:665-671 and 2000;124:672-681.
 

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