Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories.

  title={Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories.},
  author={Paul N. Valenstein and Ana K. Stankovic and Rhona J. Souers and Frank Schneider and Elizabeth Ann Wagar},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  volume={133 6},
CONTEXT A variety of document control practices are required of clinical laboratories by US regulation, laboratory accreditors, and standard-setting organizations. OBJECTIVE To determine how faithfully document control is being implemented in practice and whether particular approaches to document control result in better levels of compliance. DESIGN Contemporaneous, structured audit of 8814 documents used in 120 laboratories for conformance with 6 generally accepted document control… CONTINUE READING

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