Q-probes

Q-probes

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An external peer comparison program sponsored by the College of American Pathologists that addresses process, outcome, and structure-oriented quality assurance issues.
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The reader can purchase GP478 for $140 to learn three suggested nomenclature categories (critical-risk results, significant-risk results, and alert thresholds) and consult Appendix B therein for CAP Q-Probes critical values (renamed "alert thresholds" in a tabular summary in SI units) or access the same data free in reference.
The CAP Q-Probes program is available to laboratories as a quality monitor that also provides benchmarking against other laboratories.
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
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.
A recent College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study used this taxonomy of defects in a large, prospective, multi-institutional review of amended reports to establish benchmarks for quality measures.
A Q-PROBES study (Q-PROBES are short-term studies that provide a one-time comprehensive assessment of key processes to aid in quality improvement efforts in a laboratory) performed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) showed that two out of every three of these requisitions fail to specify what tests physicians wanted the laboratory to perform, or even the patient diagnoses that necessitated the testing in the first place.
Postanalytical quality improvement: a College of American pathologists Q-Probes study of elevated calcium results in 525 institutions.
Since 1989, the College of American Pathologists Q-Probes studies have determined a broad range of performance benchmarks in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine.
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.
Chemistry specimen acceptability: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 453 laboratories.
CAP Q-Probes is a laboratory quality improvement program designed to assist laboratories in assessing their own quality through benchmarking.