International Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Research


Quality improvement measures as effective for prevention of laboratory diagnostic bias


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Author Details: Yellesh Pothula*,Yousef Mohammed Al-Marzooq,Ramzi AL Salem,Wasel AL-Jasem,Abdulhadi Al-Hajji

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-6377

Print ISSN : 2394-6369

Article First Page : 87

Article End Page : 89


Abstract

Introduction: A state and local Public clinical diagnostic laboratory quality improvement usually monitored by laboratory improvement strategies. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1999 delivered a report on medical errors, which later focus on patient safety.
Aim: The study was undertaken to find out the effect of quality improvement programme for the prevention of laboratory diagnostic errors.
Materials and Methods: Diagnostic bias is called as any error from placing order of tests to analysis of results. The diagnostic process in the laboratory mainly divided in to three stages such as, pre-analytical, analytical and post analytical phase.
Results: Out of 14,047 specimens, 14.01% requisition form found without any signature of clinicians and 6.88% with no brief clinical history and provisional diagnosis.
Conclusion: The concluded quality improvement implementation program for deficient of out of TAT in clinical chemistry laboratory is mandatory to achieve the patient safety goal. The last step of the PDCA cycle “ACT” to maintain constant continuous improvement as ever ending program is the responsibility of the unit team work.

Keywords: Laboratory diagnostic bias, Pre analytical phase, Analytical phase, Post analytical phase, Quality assurance and quality control.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-6377.2019.0022