The process of quality assurance. Quality indicators in clinical pathology

J. A. Koepke, G. G. Klee

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3 Scopus citations


The process of developing and using indicators of quality performance in laboratory medicine presents significant problems for clinical pathologists. Although there have been many proposed indicators, many fail to provide meaningful information. Four types of quality indicators (data reliability, laboratory management, clinical utilization, and pathologist credentialing) are proposed and examples of their use are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1136-1139
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology


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