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Pediatric emergency care capacity in a low-resource setting: An assessment of district hospitals in Rwanda

03-Mar-2017 | Celestin Hategeka; Jean Shoveller; Lisine Tuyisenge; Cynthia Kenyon; David F. Cechetto; Larry D. Lynd, PLoS ONE, 2017

by Celestin Hategeka, Jean Shoveller, Lisine Tuyisenge, Cynthia Kenyon, David F. Cechetto, Larry D. Lynd Background Health system strengthening is crucial to improving infant and child health outcomes in low-resource countries. While the knowledge related to improving newborn and child survival ...


The current status and future of medical laboratory quality regulation and accreditation in Ghana

03-Sep-2012 | Enoch Cobbina, Julius Yao Agbezudor, Prince Sodoke Amuzu, Thomas K. Gyampomah, Accreditation and Quality Assurance: Journal for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement, 2012

High-quality and reliable laboratory services are important components of effective and well-functioning health systems. Accurate, reliable and timely medical laboratory testing is crucial to patient care and disease surveillance. Unfortunately, in many sub-Saharan African countries, medical ...


Role of Intervention on Laboratory Performance: Evaluation of Quality Indicators in a Tertiary Care Hospital

06-Jan-2012 | Rachna Agarwal, Sujata Chaturvedi, Neelam Chhillar, Renu Goyal, Ishita Pant, Chandra B. Tripathi, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2012

Quality in laboratory has huge impact on diagnosis and patient management as 80–90% of all diagnosis is made on the basis of laboratory tests. Monitoring of quality indicators covering the critical areas of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases like sample misidentification, ...


Technological Factors Affecting Sterols in Australian Olive Oils

25-Jun-2011 | Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 2011

Abstract Sterols are important lipids related to the quality of olive oil and broadly used for checking its genuineness. Recent analyses have identified that some Australian olive oils would not meet international standards for total content of sterols or for certain individual components. ...


Review: Miniaturization and globalization of clinical laboratory activities

12-Apr-2011 | Murilo R. Melo; Samantha Clark; Daniel Barrio, Clinical Chemistry , 2011

Abstract Clinical laboratories provide an invaluable service to millions of people around the world in the form of quality diagnostic care. Within the clinical laboratory industry the impetus for change has come from technological development (miniaturization, nanotechnology, and their collective ...


Application of Sigma Metrics for the Assessment of Quality Assurance in Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory in India: A Pilot Study

15-Nov-2010 | Bhawna Singh, Binita Goswami, Vinod Kumar Gupta, Ranjna Chawla, Venkatesan Mallika, Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2010

Ensuring quality of laboratory services is the need of the hour in the field of health care. Keeping in mind the revolution ushered by six sigma concept in corporate world, health care sector may reap the benefits of the same. Six sigma provides a general methodology to describe performance on ...


Assessment of critical values policies in Italian institutions: comparison with the US situation

19-Mar-2010 | Elisa Piva; Laura Sciacovelli; Michael Laposata; Mario Plebani, Clinical Chemistry , 2010

Abstract Background: Critical value reporting is considered an essential tool to ensure the quality of medical laboratory services. Important issues include defining cut-off values, assessing responsibility for communication and adopting information technology solutions to improve notification. ...


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