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Tracker: Cytology QA Compendium Glossary

This is the online Glossary of Terms for the CYTOPATHNET CytologyQACompendium.
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open Quality Improvement "...is the practice of continuously assessing and adjusting performance using statistically and scientifically accepted procedures."

Definition of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement

 
College of American Pathologists

Revision History

  • Reaffirmed August 1992
  • Reaffirmed February 1996
  • Revised August 1996
  • Reaffirmed August 1999
  • Reaffirmed November 2005
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open cytopathology     aasheth Sat 13 of June, 2009 00:54 MDT Sat 13 of June, 2009 00:54 MDT List Attachments 0
open 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...

Definition of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement

 
College of American Pathologists

Revision History

  • Reaffirmed August 1992
  • Reaffirmed February 1996
  • Revised August 1996
  • Reaffirmed August 1999
  • Reaffirmed November 2005
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open Quality Assurance "...the practice of assessing performance in all steps of the laboratory testing cycle including pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases t...

Definition of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Quality Improvement

 
College of American Pathologists

Revision History

  • Reaffirmed August 1992
  • Reaffirmed February 1996
  • Revised August 1996
  • Reaffirmed August 1999
  • Reaffirmed November 2005
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open error The failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of the wrong plan to achieve an aim. Am J Clin Pathol. 2005;124(4):500-509. ©2005 American Society for Clinical Pathology. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/513560_1(external link) admin Sat 30 of June, 2007 21:27 MDT Sat 30 of June, 2007 21:30 MDT List Attachments 0
open anatomic pathology diagnostic error The assignment of a pathologic diagnosis that does not represent the true nature of disease (or nondisease) in a patient. Am J Clin Pathol. 2005;124(4):500-509. ©2005 American Society for Clinical Pathology. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/513560_1(external link) admin Sat 30 of June, 2007 21:30 MDT Sat 30 of June, 2007 21:30 MDT List Attachments 0
open Failure mode and effects analyses (FMEAs) Also called: potential failure modes and effects analysis; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA). http://www.asq.org/learn-about-quality/process-analysis-tools/overview/fmea.html(external link) admin Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:18 MDT Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:18 MDT List Attachments 0
open 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... http://www.asq.org/learn-about-quality/cause-analysis-tools/overview/scatter.html(external link) admin Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:13 MDT Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:13 MDT List Attachments 0
open 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... http://www.asq.org/learn-about-quality/data-collection-analysis-tools/overview/control-chart.html(external link) admin Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:12 MDT Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:12 MDT List Attachments 0
open 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. http://www.asq.org/learn-about-quality/data-collection-analysis-tools/overview/histogram.html(external link) admin Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:10 MDT Thu 07 of June, 2007 19:10 MDT List Attachments 0
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