Bankole Henry Oladeinde,
Eguagie Osareniro Osakue,
Odaro Stanley Imade,
The aim of this study was to assess public and private medical diagnostic laboratories in Nigeria for the presence of biosafety equipment, devices, and measures.
A total of 80 diagnostic laboratories in biosafety level 3 were assessed for the presence of biosafety equipment, devices, and compliance rate with biosafety practices. A detailed questionnaire and checklist was us...
Background and Objective: One of the organizations that have proceeded for very high standard quality management programs, ISO 9001-2008, is medical diagnostic laboratories. One of the important goals of most laboratories in the implementation of this standard is to reduce the current costs of repeated tests.
Material and Methods: The number of repeated tests was evalua...
The classic data envelopment analysis (DEA) models have overlooked the intermediate products, internal interactions and the absence of data certainty; and deal with analyzing the network within the “Black Box” mode. This results in the loss of important information and at times a considerable modification occurs in efficiency results. In this paper, a Three-stage network model is considered wit...
Ahmadi-Ahwaz, N, ,
Alizadeh, V, ,
Ketabi, S, ,
Moazzam, E, ,
Mobasherizadeh, S, ,
Background and Objective: Multi-criteria comparison between laboratories is important for laboratory management to improve performance and for policymakers to make strategic decisions. In this study, those aspects of performance are considered that are beyond the traditional evaluation carried out by checklist.
Material and Methods: After the identifying the effective m...
:CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne2008
The problems in Canada with laboratory medicine were recently discussed in CMAJ. The Canadian Association of Pathologists released a 5-point action plan following its 2008 annual meeting. We fully endorse the call for mandatory external testing of proficiency for all Canadian medical laboratories and the dissemination of a quality-management checklist for diagnostic immunohistochemistry. Howeve...
During the 20th century understanding for quality has changed and international and national requirements for quality have been published. Therefore also medical branches started to establish quality management systems. Quality assurance has always been important for medical laboratories. Certification according to the standard ISO 9001 and accreditation according to the standard ISO 17025 have...
Background and Objective: Having knowledge about potential risks and the usage of safety equipment in laboratories can decrease the risk of occupational exposure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predisposing factors for occupational exposure and to assess the usage of safety equipment among personnel of medical diagnostic laboratories in Birjand.
Material and Methods: In ...
The authors discuss the responsibility of veterinary diagnostic laboratories as suppliers of analytical data for tests on animals and animal products. The guarantee of the quality of analytical data is a basic quality requirement for veterinary certification. It is therefore important for the laboratory to adopt operational quality assurance standards which are recognised internationally. The m...
Young Ahn Yoon,
Ji Sung Lee,
You Kyoung Lee,
Medical laboratories play a central role in health care. Many laboratories are taking a more focused and stringent approach to quality system management. In Korea, laboratory standardization efforts undertaken by the Korean Laboratory Accreditation Program (KLAP) and the Korean External Quality Assessment Scheme (KEQAS) may have facilitated an improvement in laboratory performance, b...