Q-probes

Q-probes

(prōbz)
An external peer comparison program sponsored by the College of American Pathologists that addresses process, outcome, and structure-oriented quality assurance issues.
References in periodicals archive ?
A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of requisition order entry accuracy in 660 institutions.
CAP's last WLR manual was published in 1992, and it has since been replaced with the Laboratory Management Index Program (LMIP) using Q-probes, an external peer-comparison program.
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
The achievement of 92% of hospitals reporting at level 6 and a 94% completeness rate against the College of American Pathologists cancer checklist standard is quite significant when compared with a recent study using College of American Pathologists Q-Probes data that indicated that the completeness rate, in the 86 American institutions included in the study, was 68%.
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories, a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
Blood culture contamination: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study involving 640 institutions and 497 134 specimens from adult patients.
This Q-Probes study was designed to establish prevailing rates of stat testing and to determine what practice and demographic variables may influence those rates.
The College of American Pathologists' current list of suggested quality monitors is selected from data gathered during their performance of Q-Probes studies.
Postanalytical quality improvement: a College of American pathologists Q-Probes study of elevated calcium results in 525 institutions.
In 2005, Valenstein et al (1) published a summary of a 2004 Q-Probes study of clinical laboratory staffing in 151 institutions.
Ordering accuracy: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 577 institutions.
Chemistry specimen acceptability: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 453 laboratories.