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Clinical Pathology Accreditation a quality system for diagnostic pathology services

Clinical Pathology Accreditation a quality system for diagnostic pathology services Clinical Pathology Accreditation is a UKbased scheme for the accreditation of pathology services. It was established 5 years ago and has now been adopted by over two thirds of UK laboratories. It offers a complete system for quality assurance and differs from standards such as EN 450011989 by focusing on the pre and postanalytical aspects of pathology, as well as the actual analysis. Tangible benefits for participants have included staffing and accommodation changes, together with a fresh focus for laboratory management and quality assurance activities. Problems with clinical pathology accreditation are inherently part of its reliance on peer review, but these are thought to be outweighed by the benefits. It seems that the scheme is capable of producing a real improvement in service. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Effectiveness Emerald Publishing

Clinical Pathology Accreditation a quality system for diagnostic pathology services

Journal of Clinical Effectiveness , Volume 2 (4): 4 – Apr 1, 1997

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-5874
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10.1108/eb043373
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Abstract

Clinical Pathology Accreditation is a UKbased scheme for the accreditation of pathology services. It was established 5 years ago and has now been adopted by over two thirds of UK laboratories. It offers a complete system for quality assurance and differs from standards such as EN 450011989 by focusing on the pre and postanalytical aspects of pathology, as well as the actual analysis. Tangible benefits for participants have included staffing and accommodation changes, together with a fresh focus for laboratory management and quality assurance activities. Problems with clinical pathology accreditation are inherently part of its reliance on peer review, but these are thought to be outweighed by the benefits. It seems that the scheme is capable of producing a real improvement in service.

Journal

Journal of Clinical EffectivenessEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1997

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