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Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study

Lidija Bilić-Zulle   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4497-6457 ; Clinical Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Rijeka Clinical Hospital Centre, Rijeka, Croatia
Ana-Maria Šimundić ; University Department of Chemistry, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
Vesna Šupak Smolčić ; Clinical Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Rijeka Clinical Hospital Centre, Rijeka, Croatia
Nora Nikolac ; University Department of Chemistry, Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
Lorena Honović ; Laboratory of Cinical Chemistry, Pula General Hospital, Pula, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, L., Šimundić, A., Šupak Smolčić, V., Nikolac, N. & Honović, L. (2010). Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study. Biochemia Medica, 20 (1), 64-74. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
MLA 8th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, Lidija, et al. "Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study." Biochemia Medica, vol. 20, no. 1, 2010, pp. 64-74. https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, Lidija, Ana-Maria Šimundić, Vesna Šupak Smolčić, Nora Nikolac and Lorena Honović. "Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study." Biochemia Medica 20, no. 1 (2010): 64-74. https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
Harvard
Bilić-Zulle, L., et al. (2010). 'Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study', Biochemia Medica, 20(1), pp. 64-74. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851 (Accessed 25 November 2020)
Vancouver
Bilić-Zulle L, Šimundić A, Šupak Smolčić V, Nikolac N, Honović L. Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study. Biochemia Medica [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2020 November 25];20(1):64-74. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
IEEE
L. Bilić-Zulle, A. Šimundić, V. Šupak Smolčić, N. Nikolac and L. Honović, "Self reported routines and procedures for the extra-analytical phase of laboratory practice in Croatia - cross-sectional survey study", Biochemia Medica, vol.20, no. 1, pp. 64-74, 2010. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851. [Accessed: 25 November 2020]
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APA 6th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, L., Šimundić, A., Šupak Smolčić, V., Nikolac, N. & Honović, L. (2010). Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje. Biochemia Medica, 20 (1), 64-74. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
MLA 8th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, Lidija, et al. "Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje." Biochemia Medica, vol. 20, no. 1, 2010, pp. 64-74. https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Bilić-Zulle, Lidija, Ana-Maria Šimundić, Vesna Šupak Smolčić, Nora Nikolac and Lorena Honović. "Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje." Biochemia Medica 20, no. 1 (2010): 64-74. https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
Harvard
Bilić-Zulle, L., et al. (2010). 'Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje', Biochemia Medica, 20(1), pp. 64-74. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851 (Accessed 25 November 2020)
Vancouver
Bilić-Zulle L, Šimundić A, Šupak Smolčić V, Nikolac N, Honović L. Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje. Biochemia Medica [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2020 November 25];20(1):64-74. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851
IEEE
L. Bilić-Zulle, A. Šimundić, V. Šupak Smolčić, N. Nikolac and L. Honović, "Učestalost pojedinih postupaka izvananalitičke faze laboratorijske dijagnostike u Hrvatskoj - presječno anketno istraživanje", Biochemia Medica, vol.20, no. 1, pp. 64-74, 2010. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851. [Accessed: 25 November 2020]

Abstracts
Introduction: Extra-analytical phase is the source of most of the errors in laboratory practice. A cross-sectional survey study was performed among members of Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists (CCMB) aimed to investigate the status of extra-analytical phase in Croatia. Materials and methods: Results were collected from members of CCMB (N = 538) using anonymous questionnaire with 20 Likert scaled questions testing self-reported frequency (never = 1, rarely = 2, often = 3, always = 4) of procedures of the pre-analytical phase. Answers were expressed as average score ranging from 1.00 to 4.00 for all questions. Questions were further divided in three groups, which average score was calculated accordingly: criteria of acceptance of sample, procedures of phlebotomy, test results reporting. Question on recording of nonconformities was separately evaluated. Results: The response rate was 27%. Subject were 93% women, 58% medical biochemists with master degree and 42% specialist in medical biochemistry. Type of institution and informatics skills were also recorded. The average overall score was (mean ± standard deviation) 3.12 ± 0.38. There was no difference regarding type of laboratory institution, professional degree or computer skills and no correlation between score and age. Procedures of phlebotomy score (2.83 ± 0.46) achieved the lowest (P < 0.001) out of the three scores calculated (criteria of acceptance of sample: 3.33 ± 0.49; reporting of results 3.19 ± 0.48). Twenty one percent of participants never or rarely record nonconformities, whereas 79% often or always do. Conclusion: Results clearly highlight the urgent need for improving activities in the extra-analytical phase, especially phlebotomy procedures. Reinforced education of all the personnel involved, appropriate recording and monitoring of extra-analytical phase is necessary to reach high quality standards.

Keywords
clinical chemistry tests; extra-analytical phase; quality of health care; questionnaire

Hrčak ID: 47851

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/47851

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