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Author Westgard, James O., 1941-

Title Basic QC practices : training in statistical quality control for healthcare laboratories / James O. Westgard with contributions from Patricia L. Barry ... [and others].

Published Madison, WI : Westgard QC, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  610.21 WEST    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. What's the idea behind statistical quality control? 1 -- QC--The Idea 3 -- 2. How do you plot and interpret control results on a Levey-Jennings chart? 15 -- QC--The Levey-Jennings Control Chart 17 -- Levey-Jennings QC practice exercise 28 -- 3. Isn't there a simpler way to do QC? 37 -- QC--Electronic Checks and the Total Testing Process 39 -- 4. What is the minimum QC? 49 -- QC--Point-of-Care Testing and Physician Office Laboratories, Sharon S. Ehrmeyer, PhD 51 -- 5. Are QC improvements still needed? 63 -- QC--Dos and Don'ts 65 -- 6. How do you interpret control data using a multirule QC procedure? 75 -- QC--The "Westgard Rules" 77 -- 7. How do you interpret multilevel QC data? 91 -- QC--The Multirule and Multilevel Interpretation 93 -- 8. How do you solve out-of-control problems? 105 -- QC--The Out-of-Control Problem 107 -- 9. What documentation and QC records are required? 115 -- QC--The Records 117 -- 10. What is external quality assessment? 123 -- QC--External Quality Assessment 125 -- 11. What regulatory guidelines influence QC? 141 -- QC--The Regulations, Sharon S. Ehrmeyer, PhD 143 -- 12. What are control materials and what characteristics are important? 155 -- QC--The Materials 157 -- Medical Decision Levels, Bernard E. Statland, MD, PhD 164 -- 13. What calculations do you have to perform? 169 -- QC--The Calculations 171 -- 14. What are the chances of run rejection? 185 -- QC--Rejection Characteristics and Power Curves 187 -- 15. What's wrong with Quality Control? 199 -- QC--Complaints and Solutions 201 -- 16. What does "doing the right QC right" mean? 207 -- Repeated, Repeated, Got Lucky 209 -- 17. What is the right QC? 215 -- Mapping the Road to Quality 217 -- 18. What's the right way to select the right QC? 227 -- QC--Computer Technology for Selecting the Right QC 229 -- 19. What's the right way to implement the right QC? 241 -- QC--Computer Technology for Implementing QC Right 243 -- 20. What's in the future for laboratory QC? 261 -- QC--Sage Advice on New QC Approaches 263 -- Appendix 1 CLIA'88 Quality Requirements 327 -- Appendix 2 Normalized OPSpecs Charts 331.
Other author Barry, Patricia L., 1948-
Subject Medical laboratories -- Quality control -- Statistical methods.
Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Quality control -- Statistical methods.
ISBN 1886958173