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Type: Artigo
Title: Harmonization of quality indicators in laboratory medicine. A preliminary consensus
Author: Plebani, Mario
Astion, Michael L.
Barth, Julian H.
Chen, Wenxiang
Galoro, César A. de Oliveira
Escuer, Mercedes Ibarz
Ivanov, Agnes
Miller, Warren G.
Petinos, Penny
Sciacovelli, Laura
Shcolnik, Wilson
Simundic, Ana-Maria
Sumarac, Zorica
Abstract: Quality indicators (QIs) are fundamental tools for enabling users to quantify the quality of all operational processes by comparing it against a defined criterion. QIs data should be collected over time to identify, correct, and continuously monitor defects and improve performance and patient safety by identifying and implementing effective interventions. According to the international standard for medical laboratories accreditation, the laboratory shall establish and periodically review QIs to monitor and evaluate performance throughout critical aspects of pre-, intra-, and post-analytical processes. However, while some interesting programs on indicators in the total testing process have been developed in some countries, there is no consensus for the production of joint recommendations focusing on the adoption of universal QIs and common terminology in the total testing process. A preliminary agreement has been achieved in a Consensus Conference organized in Padua in 2013, after revising the model of quality indicators (MQI) developed by the Working Group on “Laboratory Errors and Patient Safety” of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC). The consensually accepted list of QIs, which takes into consideration both their importance and applicability, should be tested by all potentially interested clinical laboratories to identify further steps in the harmonization project
Subject: Segurança do paciente
Country: Alemanha
Editor: De Gruyter
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1515/cclm-2014-0142
Date Issue: 2014
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