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Cytology QA Compendium Glossary
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|Quality Improvement||"...is the practice of continuously assessing and adjusting performance using statistically and scientifically accepted procedures."
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|Quality Control||"...is an integral component of quality assurance and is the aggregate of processes and techniques to detect, reduce, and correct deficiencies in a...
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|Quality Assurance||"...the practice of assessing performance in all steps of the laboratory testing cycle including pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases t...
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|anatomic pathology diagnostic error||The assignment of a pathologic diagnosis that does not represent the true nature of disease (or nondisease) in a patient.
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|error||The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of the wrong plan to achieve an aim.
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| Failure mode and effects analyses (FMEAs) ||Also called: potential failure modes and effects analysis; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA).
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|Scatter diagrams||A graphic technique for analyzing the relationship between two variables. Two sets of data are plotted as dots on a graph: Patterns in how the dots...
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|Control Chart||A chart with upper and lower control limits on which values for a series of samples are plotted. The chart frequently includes a central line to he...
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|Histogram||A graphical depiction of variation in a set of data. A histogram lets people see patterns that are difficult to detect in a simple table of numbers.
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