Basics of quality assurance: for intermediate and peripheral laboratories
AbstractDespite significant improvement in health services in countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region in recent years, there is still a need to establish or improve quality assurance programmes. In many countries, particularly at intermediate and peripheral levels, quality of laboratory services and performance is often not of the standard required to ensure patient care. This second edition of the highly successful Basics of Quality Assurance for Intermediate and Peripheral Laboratories has been revised to better meet the needs of Laboratory specialists, technologists and technicians at the front line of quality assurance. Chapters on quality assurance during the pre-analytical phases, control of laboratory investigations, data handling and processing, laboratory management and organization, use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, safety precautions in the laboratory, and external quality assessment, have been revised and updated, and are supplemented by a new chapter on comparability of results. The annex on statistics and the glossary have been substantially revised also. It is expected that this much needed publication will be of interest to developing countries throughout the world.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2002). Basics of quality assurance: for intermediate and peripheral laboratories. World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/200725
WHO Regional Publications, Eastern Mediterranean Series;2
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