Are clinical laboratory proficiency tests as good as they can be?

Abstract

Present proficiency test services that use the peer group mean and statistically derived ranges of acceptability are not serving us optimally and are even counterproductive in some respects. We recommend that the target value be determined by a widely accepted reference method and that acceptable ranges be based on criteria related to clinical need. This… (More)

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@article{Tietz1992AreCL, title={Are clinical laboratory proficiency tests as good as they can be?}, author={N W Tietz and Denis O. Rodgerson and Ronald H Laessig}, journal={Clinical chemistry}, year={1992}, volume={38 4}, pages={473-5} }