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  Past Q-Probes Studies— Pre-Analytical

 

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.


2008 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

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.

The effect of continuous monitoring of cytologic-histologic correlation data on cervical cancer screening performance.


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

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

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

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

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 Logitudinal 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

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

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


1999

Physician Satisfaction with Clinical Laboratory Services

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

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

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


1998

Blood Component Preparation Turnaround Time (PDF, 573 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

Routine Outpatient Test Turnaround Time (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (PDF, 1.13 MB)

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

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

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

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)


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)


1991

Sputum Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 412 K)

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

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)

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

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

Cervicovaginal Cytology Specimen Adequacy (PDF, 584 K)

 
 

 

 

   
 
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