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  Past Q-Probes Studies— Clinical Pathology

 

 

 

Updated April 28, 2014

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2013 2013

Utilization of Stat Test Priority in the Clinical Laboratory: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 52 Institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137(2):220-227.


2011 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.


2010 2010

Blood bank safety practices: mislabeled samples and wrong blood in tube – a Q-Probes analysis of 122 clinical laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010;134(9):1108-1115.


2009 2009

Physician satisfaction with clinical laboratory services: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 138 institutions.

Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories.


2008 2008

Accuracy Of Send-Out Test Ordering: A College Of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study Of Ordering Accuracy In 97 Clinical Laboratories

Urine Culture Contamination: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 127 Laboratories

Specimen labeling errors: a Q-Probes analysis of 147 clinical laboratories.

Notification of critical results: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 121 institutions.

The rate of microscopic examination of urine sediment: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 11243 urinalysis tests from 88 institutions.


2007 2007

Critical Values Comparison: A College Of American Pathologists Q-Probes Survey Of 163 Clinical Laboratories

Assessment Monitoring of Laboratory Critical Values. A College of Pathologists Q-Tracks Study of 180 Institutions

The Origin of Reference Intervals. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of “Normal Ranges” Used in 163 Clinical Laboratories


2006 2006

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

2006: Hospital Nursing Satisfaction With Clinical Laboratory Services: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 162 Institutions

Laboratory Productivity and the Rate of Manual Peripheral Blood Smear Review: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 95141 Complete Blood Count Determinations Performed in 263 Institutions


2005 2005

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

Trends in Blood Culture Contamination: A College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks Study of 356 Institutions


2004 2004

Biochemical Markers of Myocardial Injury Test Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 7 020 Troponin and 4 368 CK-MB Determinations in 159 Institutions

Heparin Monitoring and Patient Safety: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 3431 Patients at 140 Institutions

Comparative Analytical Costs of Central Laboratory Glucose and Bedside Glucose Testing: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study

Continuous Monitoring of Stat and Routine Outlier Turnaround Times: Two College of American Pathologists Q-TRACKS Monitors in 291 Hospitals


2003 2003

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

Specimen Collection Volumes for Laboratory Tests: A College of American Pathologists Study of 140 Laboratories

Type and Screen Completion for Scheduled Surgical Procedures: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 8941 Type and Screen Tests in 108 Institutions

Audit of Transfusion Procedures in 660 Hospitals: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Patient Identification and Vital Sign Monitoring Frequencies in 16,494 Transfusions

Five-Year Follow-Up of Routine Outpatient Test Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study


2002 2002

Routine outpatient laboratory test turnaround times and practice patterns. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2002;126(1):11-18.

Quality Indicators of Blood Utilization: Three College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Studies of 12,288,404 Red Blood Cell Units in 1,639 Hospitals

Outpatient Phlebotomy Success and Reasons for Specimen Rejection:
A Q-PROBES Study

Quality Indicators of Fresh Frozen Plasma and Platelet Utilization: Three College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Studies of 8,981,796 Units of Fresh Frozen Plasma and Platelets in 1639 Hospitals

Laboratory Critical Values Policies and Procedures: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study in 623 Institutions

Operating Room Blood Delivery Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 12647 Units of Blood Components in 466 Institutions

Continuous Wristband Monitoring Over 2 Years Decreases Identification Errors:
A College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks Study

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


2001 2001

Interinstitutional Variation in Glycohemoglobin Monitoring and Glycemic Control of Diabetic Patients

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

Physician Satisfaction and Emergency Department Laboratory Test Turnaround Time: Observations Based on College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Studies

Solitary Blood Cultures: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 132,778 Blood Culture Sets in 333 Small Hospitals


1999 1999

Physician Satisfaction with Clinical Laboratory Services

Point-of-Care Coagulation Testing

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

Using Outlier Events to Monitor Test Turnaround Time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study in 496 Laboratories

Outpatient Order Accuracy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Requisition Order Entry Accuracy in 660 Institutions

Employee Competence and Performance-Based Assessment: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Laboratory Personnel in 522 Institutions

Morning Rounds Inpatient Test Availability: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 79,860 Morning Complete Blood Cell Count and Electrolyte Test Results in 367 Institutions

Postanalytical Quality Improvement: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Elevated Calcium Results in 525 Institutions


1998 1998

Blood Component Preparation Turnaround Time (PDF, 573 K)

Cumulative Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns (PDF, 995 K)

Urine Culture Contamination: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Contaminated Urine Cultures in 906 Institutions (PDF, 445 K)

Blood Culture Contamination: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study Involving 640 Institutions and 497,134 Specimens From Adult Patients (PDF, 443 K)

Quality Control Practices for Calcium, Cholesterol, Digoxin, and Hemoglobin:
A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study in 505 Hospital Laboratories
(PDF, 539 K)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Bedside Blood Glucose Monitoring Program Characteristics, Accuracy Performance, and Quality Control Documentation: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Bedside Blood Glucose Monitoring Performed in 226 Small Hospitals (PDF, 583 K)

Early Morning Blood Collections: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 657 Institutions (PDF, 345 K)


1997 1997

Timeliness of Critical Value Reporting (PDF, 902 K)

Routine Outpatient Test Turnaround Time (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Chemistry Specimen Acceptability: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 453 Laboratories (PDF, 489 K)

Timeliness of Urinalysis: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 346 Small Hospitals (PDF, 367 K)

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

Changes in Emergency Department Turnaround Time Performance From 1990 to 1993: Comparison of Two College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Studies (PDF, 648 K)


1996 1996

The Use and Abuse of Routine Stool Microbiology: A College American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 601 Institutions
(PDF, 418 K)

Bedside Glucose Monitoring: Comparison of Performance as Studied by the College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Program (PDF, 374 K)

Bedside Glucose Monitoring Quality Control Practices: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Program Quality Control Documentation, Program Characteristics, and Accuracy Performance in 544 Institutions (PDF, 465 K)

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

Duplicate Laboratory Orders: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Thyrotropin Requests in 502 Institutions (PDF, 358 K)

Blood Culture Quality Improvement: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study Involving 909 Institutions and 289,572 Blood Culture Sets (PDF, 312 K)

Reasons for Proficiency Testing Failures in Clinical Chemistry and Blood Gas Analysis: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study in 665 Laboratories
(PDF, 573 K)


1995 1995

Quality of Telephone Responsiveness (PDF, 1 MB)

Patient Satisfaction with Phlebotomy Service (PDF, 637 K)

Wristband Errors (PDF, 636 K)

Autologous Blood Transfusion Practices (PDF, 1.28 MB)

Ordering Accuracy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of
577 Institutions
(PDF, 403 K)

Complete Blood Count Specimen Acceptability: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 703 Laboratories
(PDF, 414 K)

Timeliness of Clinical Laboratory Tests: A Discussion Based on Five College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Studies (PDF, 432 K)

Transfusion Medicine Monitoring Practices: A Study of the College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outcomes Working Group (PDF, 555 K)


1994 1994

Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (PDF, 1.13 MB)

Nosocomial Infections: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study in 512 North American Institutions (PDF, 393 K)

The Use of Q-PROBES in Modifying Transfusion Practice (PDF, 294 K)

Inpatient Phlebotomy Practices: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Quality Improvement Study of 2 351 643 Phlebotomy Requests (PDF, 418 K)

Phlebotomists’ Safety Practices: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 683 Institutions (PDF, 451 K)


1993 1993

Transfusion Appropriateness (PDF, 1.06 MB)

Viral Hepatitis Serology: Test Utilization (PDF, 1.1 MB)

Physician Goals and Laboratory Test Turnaround Times: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 2763 Clinicians and 722 Institutions (PDF, 466 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)

Digoxin therapeutic Drug Monitoring Practices: A College of American Pathologists
Q-PROBES Study of 666 Institutions and 18 679 Toxic Levels
(PDF, 464 K)

Bedside Glucose Monitoring: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of the Program Characteristics and Performance in 605 Institutions (PDF, 610 K)


1992 1992

Laboratory Safety Practices and Policies (PDF, 1 MB)

Emergency Department Stat Test Turnaround Times: A College of American Pathologists’ Q-PROBES Study for Potassium and Hemoglobin (PDF, 543 K)

Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in 612 Hospitals: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Quality Issues in Transfusion Practice (PDF, 509 K)

Quantification of Errors in Laboratory Reports: A Quality Improvement Study of the College of American Pathologists’ Q-PROBES Program (PDF, 522 K)


1991 1991

The INR and Monitoring Oral Anticoagulation (PDF, 861 K)

Sputum Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 412 K)

Laboratory Phlebotomy: College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Patient Satisfaction and Complications in 23,783 Patients (PDF, 423 K)

Intralaboratory Performance and Laboratorians’ Expectations for Stat Turnaround Times: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of Four Cerebrospinal Fluid Determinations (PDF, 497 K)


1990 1990

Coagulation Test Utilization (PDF, 773 K)

Laboratory Quality Assurance (PDF, 481 K)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns (PDF, 599 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)

 
       
 
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