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  Past Q-Probes Studies— Patient Safety

 

 

 

Updated September 29, 2011

2011
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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

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.

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.

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

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


2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patient Safety in Anatomic Pathology: Measuring Discrepancy Frequencies
and Causes

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


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


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

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


2002

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

Interinstitutional Variation in Glycohemoglobin Monitoring and Glycemic Control of Diabetic Patients

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

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

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


2000

Quality Management in Gynecologic Cytology Using Interlaboratory Comparison


1999

Point-of-Care Coagulation Testing

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

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

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

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

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


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)

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)

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)


1997

Timeliness of Critical Value Reporting (PDF, 902 K)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Interinstitutional Comparison of Bladder Carcinoma Surgical Pathology Report Adequacy: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 7,234 Bladder Biopsies and Curettings in 268 Institutions (PDF, 291 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)

Rescreening in Gynecologic Cytology: Rescreening of 3,762 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)


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

Transfusion Appropriateness (PDF, 1.06 MB)

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

“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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 410 K)

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

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

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

Coagulation Test Utilization (PDF, 773 K)

Laboratory Quality Assurance (PDF, 481 K)

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns (PDF, 599 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)


1989

Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 584 K)

 
 

 

 

   
 
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