Why is laboratory quality important?

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Why is laboratory quality important?. Achieving a 99% level of quality means accepting a 1% error rate. What a 1% failure rate looks like. Essential to all aspects of health care are laboratory results that are: accurate , reliable timely. Laboratory errors cost in: Time
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Why is laboratory quality important?Achieving a 99% level of quality means accepting a 1% error rateWhat a 1% failure rate looks likeEssential to all aspects of health care are laboratory results that are:
  • accurate,
  • reliable
  • timely
  • Laboratory errors cost in:
  • Time
  • Employee effort
  • Patient Outcomes
  • So, How do we achieve excellent performance in the laboratory?Path of WorkflowLaboratory tests are influenced by
  • laboratory environment
  • knowledgeable staff
  • competent staff
  • reagents and equipment
  • quality control
  • communications
  • process management
  • occurrence management
  • record keeping
  • Who oversees compliance?Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
  • Standards, guidelines, and best practices for quality in medical laboratory testing.
  • Detailed; applies specifically to medical Laboratories.
  • Uses consensus process in developing standards.
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