Quality Outcomes: College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Studies

Novis D, Lindholm P, Ramsey G, Alcorn K, Souers R, Blond B. Blood Band Specimen Mislabeling: A College of American Pathologists Study of 41,333 Blood Bank Specimens in 30 Institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2017; 141:255-259.

Harper A, Novis DA. What are lab orders costing you? MLO-Online.com; March 2016. Vol 48. No. 3.  Page 43. 

Howanitz PJ, Miller KA, Dale JC, Novis DA. 02-QP17. Physician satisfaction with clinical laboratory services: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES STUDY. Data Analysis and Critique. College of American Pathologists. Northfield, Ill. 2002.

Novis DA, Walsh M, St. Louis MA, Ben-Ezra J, Wilkinson DS. Laboratory Productivity and the Rate of Manual Peripheral Blood Smear Review: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES Study of 95,141 Complete Blood Count Determinations Performed in 263 Institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006;130:633-637.

Novis DA. Detecting and preventing the occurrence of errors in the practices of Laboratory Medicine and Anatomic Pathology: fifteen years experience with the College of American Pathologists Q- PROBES and Q-TRACKS programs. Clin Lab Med. 2004; 24:965-978.

Novis DA, Jones BA, Dale, JC, Walsh, MK. Biochemical markers of myocardial injury test turnaround time: A College of American Pathologists Q-PROBES study of 7 020 troponin and 4 368 CK-MB determinations in 159 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004;128: 158-164.

Novis DA, Walsh MK., Dale JC., Howanitz PJ. Continuous monitoring of stat and routine outlier turnaround times: two College of American Pathologists Q-TRACKS monitors in 291 hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004;128:621-626.

Novis DA, Miller KA, Howanitz PJ, Renner MD, Walsh MK. Audit of transfusion procedures in 660 hospitals: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient identification and vital sign monitoring frequencies in 16 494 transfusions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003; 127:541-548.

Howanitz P, Novis D. Accuracy and Adequacy of point of care glucose testing: A College Of American Pathologists Q-Probes study. Clin Chem Clin Lab Med 2002; 40 (Suppl) S244.

Novis DA, Friedberg RC, Renner SW, Meier FA, Walsh MK. Operating room blood delivery turnaround time. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 12 647 units of blood components in 466 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2002; 126:909-914.

Novis DA, Renner S, Friedberg R, Walsh MK, Saladino AJ. Quality indicators of fresh frozen plasma And platelet utilization: three College of American Pathologists Q-Probes studies of 8 981 796 units of fresh frozen plasma and platelets in 1 639 hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2002; 126:527-532.

Dale JC, Novis DA. Outpatient phlebotomy success and reasons for specimen rejection. A Q-Probes Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2002; 126:416-419.

Novis DA, Renner S, Friedberg R, Walsh MK, Saladino AJ. Quality indicators of blood utilization: three College of American Pathologists Q-Probes studies of 12 288 404 red blood cell units in 1 639 hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2002; 126:150-156.

Novis, DA, Dale JC, Schifman RB, Ruby SG, Walsh MK Solitary blood cultures: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 132 778 Blood Culture Sets in 333 Small Hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med: 2001;125:1285-1289.

Jones BA, Novis DA. Non-Gynecologic Cytology Turnaround Time: A College of America Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 180 Laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med: 2001;125:1279-1284.

Dale JC, Novis DA, Meier. Reference laboratory telephone service quality. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2001 May;125(5):608-12.

Novis DA, Dale JC. Morning rounds inpatient test availability: A College of American Pathologists Q- Probes study of 79 860 morning CBC and electrolyte test results in 367 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med.2000; 124:499-503. (abstract: Yearbook of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2002, 374-375).

Jones BA, Novis DA. Follow-up of abnormal gynecologic cytology: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 16,132 cases from 306 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2000; 124:665-71. See Editorial: Austin RM. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2000; 124:1113-4.

Steindel SJ, Novis DA. Using outlier events to monitor test turnaround time: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study in 495 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1999;123:607-14. (Reprint: abstract JAMA, 1999;282 1408m).

Novis DA, Zarbo RJ, Valenstein P. Diagnostic uncertainty expressed in prostate needle biopsies. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 15,753 prostate needle biopsies performed in 332 institutions. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1999;123:687-92. (abstract. Modern Pathology 12:102A, 1999 abstract #50. abstract JAMA, 1999;282:2106).

Novis DA, Zarbo RJ, Saladino AJ. Inter-institutional comparison of surgical biopsy diagnosis turnaround time. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 5384 surgical biopsies in 157 small hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1998;122:951-956. ( abstract JAMA 1999; 281:880. abstract Yearbook of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2000, 316-317. abstract JAMA 1997; 277:1179).

Novis DA, Jones BA. Inter-institutional comparison of blood glucose monitoring program characteristics, accuracy, and quality control documentation. A College of American Pathologists Q- Probes study of bedside blood glucose monitoring performed in 226 small hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1998;122:495-502.

Novis DA, Gebhardt GN, Zarbo RJ. Inter-institutional comparison of frozen section consultation in small hospitals. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 18532 frozen section consultation diagnoses in 233 small hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996;120:1087-1093 (abstract: Yearbook of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1998, 344-346. abstract JAMA 1997; 277:1179).

Jones BA, Novis DA. Cervical biopsy-cytology correlation. A College of American Pathologists Q- Probes study of 22,439 correlations in 348 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996;120:523-53.

Novis DA, Zarbo RJ. Inter-institutional comparison of frozen section turnaround time. A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 32868 frozen sections in 700 hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1996;121:559-567.

Novis DA, Steindel SJ. Emergency department test turnaround time: data analysis and critique. 93-12, Q- Probes. Northfield Ill: College of American Pathologists; 1993.