International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2020)

You can't improve what you can't measure: A study on continuous quality indicator of clinical laboratory


Selvakumar K, Gopi V, Preethi L, Thenmozhi P

"You can't improve what you can't measure" is a prominent and perhaps exhausted management myth, but it certainly applies to improve quality indicators (QIs) is an all-embracing term that covers the entire spectrum of the total testing cycle (TTC) that is commonly defined as pre-, intra-, and post-analytical phases. QIs assisted as instrument for dramatic fall in the rate of laboratory errors. The aim is make an effort to assess the performance and implies corrective measures to further improve the quality of laboratory services. This was carried out by evaluating the quality indicators from January 2019 To December 2019. This study was to determine the frequency of errors utilizing the quality indicators in a clinical laboratory. To improves quality indicator errors via CAPA. In the one-year period, a total of 77,101.00 specimens were received in the laboratory. Total error rate was 0.80% and of all the quality indicators used in this study the target level was < 1%. (According to NABL 112 (4.12) >1 % consider to take corrective action). Stepladder will takes to develop the upshot of quality indicators by taking corrective measures over a period of time. Unremittingly to improve the outcome of quality indicators by taking corrective measures over a period of time will beyond doubt to improve the quality of laboratory services and patient health care.
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Selvakumar K, Gopi V, Preethi L, Thenmozhi P. You can't improve what you can't measure: A study on continuous quality indicator of clinical laboratory. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 5, 2020, Pages 16-27
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