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The concept of commutability of samples has focused laboratories on the importance of traceability. However, the critical role of External Quality Assurance (EQA) in achieving the primary role of traceability (i.e. facilitating comparable patient results in different laboratories) has largely been lost. The aim of this paper is to review the role of EQA in achieving traceable results.
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Name: Clinical biochemistry
Due to the high inter-variability in immunosuppressants pharmacokinetics, therapeutic drug monitoring of these drugs is essential in order to minimize the risk of rejection after organ transplantation...
ISO15189:2012 requires medical laboratories to document metrological traceability of their results. While the ISO17511:2003 standard on metrological traceability in laboratory medicine requires the us...
A key step in the evaluation of the accuracy of blood glucose monitoring systems (BGMS) is using a comparator method aligned to a high order definitive reference method. We describe how we achieved tr...
To explore the ethical and policy implications of produce prescription (Rx) programs, PubMed, Embase, and Scopus databases were searched for peer-reviewed literature on existing Rx programs in Februar...
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The purpose of this study is to test two newly developed computer programs, IBMF-1 and IBMF-2. The computer programs are considered experimental. Both computer programs are being tested ...
This is a Congressionally mandated study. In the original study, 16 demonstration programs provided care coordination services to beneficiaries with chronic illness in Medicare's fee-for-s...
Excessive eating of energy-dense foods and obesity are risk factors for a range of cancers. There are programs to reduce intake of these foods and weight loss, but the effects of the progr...
Participants will be randomly assigned between three well-being programs, and assessed with questionnaires before and after the 8-week program, as well as 1-month after the end of the prog...
Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.
Programs in which participation is required.
Programs in which participation is not required.
Programs and activities sponsored or administered by local, state, or national governments.
On the job training programs for personnel carried out within an institution or agency. It includes orientation programs.