Journal article

Review of a pilot quality-assessment program for interpretative comments

SD Vasikaran, L Penberthy, J Gill, S Scott, KA Sikaris

Annals of Clinical Biochemistry International Journal of Laboratory Medicine | ROYAL SOC MEDICINE PRESS LTD | Published : 2002


BACKGROUND: Interpretative commenting constitutes an important aspect of the post-analytical phase in chemical pathology, but has only recently been the subject of quality assessment. The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)-Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) Chemical Pathology Patient Report Comments Program is currently in its third year, having started in 2000 as a pilot program. We present a review of the pilot program. METHODS: The program is aimed at individuals rather than laboratories. Two cases were circulated to participants of the Chemical Pathology Quality Assurance Program every month over a 6-month period. The case report contained the age an..

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