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  Past Q-Probes Studies— Anatomic Pathology

 

Updated February 20, 2012

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2013 2013

Immunohistochemistry validation procedures and practices. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137(1):19-25

2012 2012

Staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of laboratory staffing at 98 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2012;136(2):140-147.

Pathologic Diagnostic Correlation With Breast Imaging Findings: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 48 Institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med 2012:136(1);53-60.

2011 2011

Mislabeling cases, specimens, blocks, and slides: a College of American Pathologists study of 136 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2011:135(8):969-974.


2010 2010

Adequacy of surgical pathology reporting of cancer: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 86 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010; 134(8): 969-974.

Laboratory compliance with the American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) guidelines for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) testing: a College of American Pathologists survey of 757 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010;134 (5):728–734.

Surgical pathology case reviews before sign-out: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 45 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010;134(6): 740-743.


2009 2009

Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories.


2008 2008

The Effect Of Continuous Monitoring Of Cytologic-Histologic Correlation Data On Cervical Cancer Screening Performance

Physician satisfaction with surgical pathology reports: a 2-year College of American Pathology Q-Tracks study.


2007 2007

The Value of Monitoring Human Papillomavirus DNA Results for Papanicolaou Tests Diagnosed as Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 68 Institutions


2006 2006

Identification Errors Involving Clinical Laboratories: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of Patient and Specimen Identification Errors at 120 Institutions

The Value of Monitoring Frozen Section-Permanent Section Correlation Data
Over Time


2005 2005

Patient Safety in Anatomic Pathology: Measuring Discrepancy Frequencies and Causes

Staffing Benchmarks for Clinical Laboratories: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of Staffing at 151 Institutions


2003 2003

Six-Year Trends in Laboratory Computer Availability: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study

Customer Satisfaction in Anatomic Pathology: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 3065 Physician Surveys from 94 Laboratories


2002 2002

Surgical Pathology Extradepartmental Consultation Practices: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 2746 Consultations From 180 Laboratories

Q-TRACKS: A College of American Pathologists Program of Continuous Monitoring and Longitudinal Performance Tracking


2001 2001

Surgical Pathology Based Outcomes Assessment of Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis:
A CAP Q-PROBES Study in 1999 Institutions

Reference Laboratory Telephone Service Quality: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 545 Laboratories

Nongynecologic Cytology Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 180 Laboratories


2000 2000

Quality Management in Gynecologic Cytology Using Interlaboratory Comparison


1999 1999

Surgical Pathology Specimens for Gross Examination Only and Exempt from Submission: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Current Policies in 413 Institutions

The Autopsy as a Performance Measurement Tool—Diagnostic Discrepancies and Unresolved Clinical Questions: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 2,479 Autopsies From 248 Institutions

Autopsy Result Utilization: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 256 Laboratories

Necessity of Clinical Information in Surgical Pathology: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 771,475 Surgical Pathology Cases From 341 Institutions

Gynecologic Cytology Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 371 Laboratories

Diagnostic Uncertainty Expressed in Prostate Needle Biopsies: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 15,753 Prostate Needle Biopsies in 332 Institutions

Follow-Up of Abnormal Gynecologic Cytology: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 16,312 Cases From 306 Laboratories


1998 1998

Amended Reports in Surgical Pathology and Implications for Diagnostic Error Detection and Avoidance: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 1,667,547 Accessioned Cases in 359 Laboratories (PDF, 487 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Surgical Biopsy Diagnosis Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 5,384 Surgical Biopsies in 157 Small Hospitals (PDF, 455 K)


1997 1997

Mammographically Directed Breast Biopsies: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of Clinical Physician Expectations and of Specimen Handling and Reporting Characteristics in 434 Institutions
(PDF, 491 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Frozen Section Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 32868 Frozen Sections in 700 Hospitals (PDF, 630 K)

The College of American Pathologists, 1946-1996: Quality Assurance Service
(PDF, 652 K)


1996 1996

Indications and Immediate Patient Outcomes of Pathology Intraoperative Consultations: A College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outcomes Working Group Study (PDF, 448 K)

Surgical Pathology Specimen Identification and Accessioning: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 1,004,115 Cases From 417 Institutions
(PDF, 466 K)

Intralaboratory Timeliness of Surgical Pathology Reports: Results of Two College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Studies of Biopsies and Complex Specimens
(PDF, 778 K)

Quality Assurance of Autopsy Permit Form Information, Timeliness of Performance, and Issuance of Preliminary Report: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 5434 Autopsies From 452 Institutions (PDF, 490 K)

Rescreening in Gynecologic Cytology: Rescreening of 8096 Previous Cases for Current Low-Grade and Indeterminate-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion Diagnoses—A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 323 Laboratories (PDF, 287 K)

Cervical Biopsy-Cytology Correlation: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 22,439 Correlations in 348 Laboratories (PDF, 622 K)

Laboratory Computer Availability: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Computer Downtime in 422 Institutions (PDF, 423 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Frozen Section Consultations: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 90,538 Cases in 461 Institutions (PDF, 361 K)

Lung Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Over 8300 Cases From 464 Institutions
(PDF, 348 K)

Quality Assurance of Autopsy Face Sheet Reporting, Final Autopsy Report Turnaround Time, and Autopsy Rates: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 10,003 Autopsies From 418 Institutions (PDF, 404 K)

Extraneous Tissue in Surgical Pathology: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 275 Laboratories
(PDF, 343 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Frozen Section Consultation in Small Hospitals: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 18,532 Frozen Section Consultation Diagnoses (PDF, 423 K)


1995 1995

Interinstitutional Comparison of Bladder Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 7234 Bladder Biopsies and Curettings in 268 Institutions (PDF, 291 K)

Rescreening in Gynecologic Cytology: Rescreening of 3762 Previous Cases for Current High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions and Carcinoma: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 312 Institutions (PDF, 474 K)


1993 1993

“In Reply” (Letter to Editor). Checklists for Surgical Pathology Reports (PDF, 71 K)

Wristband Identification Error Reporting in 712 Hospitals: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Quality Issues in Transfusion Practice (PDF, 366 K)


1992 1992

Laboratory Safety Practices and Policies (PDF, 1 MB)

Interinstitutional Database for Comparison of Performance in Lung Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 5264 Cases With Histologic Correlation (PDF, 583 K)

Interinstitutional Assessment of Colorectal Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Practice Patterns From 532 Laboratories and 15,940 Reports (PDF, 504 K)


1991 1991

Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 410 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Performance in Breast Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology: A Q-PROBES Quality Indicator Study (PDF, 574 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Frozen-Section Consultation: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 79 647 Consultations in 297 North American Institutions (PDF, 523 K)


1990 1990

Laboratory Quality Assurance (PDF, 481 K)

Breast Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy (PDF, 552 K)

The Accuracy of Frozen Section Diagnosis in 34 Hospitals (PDF, 351 K)

The Response to the Challenge for the College of American Pathologists New
Q-PROBES Program: The Impact of Whole Blood Testing on Response Time

(PDF, 225 K)

Quality Assurance Measurements in Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PDF, 391 K)


1989 1989

Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 584 K)