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dc.contributor.authorBadrick, Tony
dc.contributor.authorGay, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorMcCaughey, Euan J
dc.contributor.authorGeorgiou, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T21:25:10Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T21:25:10Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1330-0962
dc.identifier.doi10.11613/BM.2017.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392825
dc.description.abstractExternal Quality Assessment (EQA) is the verification, on a recurring basis, that laboratory results conform to expectations for the quality required for patient care. It is now widely recognised that both the pre- and post-laboratory phase of testing, termed the diagnostic phases, are a significant source of laboratory errors. These errors have a direct impact on both the effectiveness of the laboratory and patient safety. Despite this, Australian laboratories tend to be focussed on very narrow concepts of EQA, primarily surrounding test accuracy, with little in the way of EQA programs for the diagnostic phases. There is a wide range of possibilities for the development of EQA for the diagnostic phases in Australia, such as the utilisation of scenarios and health informatics. Such programs can also be supported through advances in health information and communications technology, including electronic test ordering and clinical decision support systems. While the development of such programs will require consultation and support from the referring doctors, and their format will need careful construction to ensure that the data collected is de-identified and provides education as well as useful and informative data, we believe that there is high value in the development of such programs. Therefore, it is our opinion that all pathology laboratories should strive to be involved in an EQA program in the diagnostic phases to both monitor the diagnostic process and to identify, learn from and reduce errors and near misses in these phases in a timely fashion.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCroatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom73
dc.relation.ispartofpageto80
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBiochemia Medica
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1101
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsMedical Laboratory Technology
dc.subject.keywordshealth care quality assurance
dc.subject.keywordslaboratory
dc.titleExternal Quality Assessment beyond the analytical phase: an Australian perspective
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBadrick, T; Gay, S; McCaughey, EJ; Georgiou, A, External Quality Assessment beyond the analytical phase: an Australian perspective, Biochemia Medica, 2017, 27 (1), pp. 73-80
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-07-29
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-03-30T23:19:06Z
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