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With the current focus on consumerism, a recognized challenge to medicine is the quality assurance in health care provided to the public. The essentials of correct quality control in laboratory hematology disciplines are presented concisely in these 17 chapters from a symposium of international origin.
The initial five chapters detail interlaboratory trials for specimen proficiency surveys. An international program is exhaustively outlined, but its use appears limited to single test analyses, as blood hemoglobin content. The national proficiency assessments described from Britain, the United States, and France permit a more desired scrutiny of multiple hematologic tests by interlaboratory surveys. These
Quality Control in Haematology. Symposium of the International Committee for Standardization in Haematology.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:271. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-2-271_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(2):271.
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