Six Sigma Risk Analysis: Designing Analytic QC Plans for the Medical Laboratory
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Risk Analysis is coming to medical laboratories. But for
too many labs, Risk Analysis is a buzzword without meaning, an approach without
defined technique. At worst, it threatens to appear like science while being
implemented like guesswork.
In this book, Dr. Westgard surveys the ISO standards, as well as published
CLSI guidelines, and the long-established Joint Commission methodology for
Proactive Risk Reduction.
After providing an overview of the general Risk Analysis approach, Dr.
Westgard explains how to adapt the principles for the medical laboratory, with
performance-based tools and practical implementation tips:
Using Six Sigma metrics, Dr. Westgard shows how Risk Analysis can be converted from qualitative and ephemeral to
something more quantitative and concrete. When performance data informs Risk
Analysis, the decisions become more relevant to medical laboratories and the
patients they serve.