If you have an instrument without reagents, a device without kits, a PCR method without swabs, a test without controls, an assay without validation, capacity wihout a plan ... This is Not a Test
A few months into the Covid19 crisis, we need to stop treating it as a short-term crisis and start preparing it like it's a long-term emergency.
In an age of mushrooming measurements, we must apply the same vigilance to our selection and use of indicators as to our best implementation of those metrics. Three books provide an opportunity to assess the downside of too many measurements, metrics, and indicators.
I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 LabQuality Days in Helsinki. A few observations from my time there.
Earlier this year, a study characterized the common issues facing health care organizations that are not considered high quality or highly reliable. In management literature, we spent a lot of time studying success stories - can we learn something from the failures?