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CAP Home > CAP Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement > q_probes/q_probes_desc.html > Past Q-PROBES Studies > Q-PROBES Past Studies - Microbiology

  Past Q-Probes Studies— Microbiology

 

Updated September 5, 2012

2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2001 | 1998 | 1997
1996 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990


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.


2009 2009

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

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


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


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


2001

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


1998

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)


1997

Timeliness of Critical Value Reporting (PDF, 902 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)


1996

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


1995

Quality of Telephone Responsiveness (PDF, 1 MB)


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)


1993

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


1992

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


1991

Sputum Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 412 K)


1990

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)

 
       
 
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