Indian journal of Medical Biochemistry

Register      Login

VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2019 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Effect of Accreditation on Awareness and Knowledge of Technicians about Laboratory Quality Measures in Tertiary Care Hospital

Pradnya Hemant Padalkar, Rajni Rajendra Shivkar, Meghana Khandu Padwal

Keywords : Awareness, Knowledge, Quality,Accreditation

Citation Information : Padalkar PH, Shivkar RR, Padwal MK. Effect of Accreditation on Awareness and Knowledge of Technicians about Laboratory Quality Measures in Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian J Med Biochem 2019; 23 (2):259-262.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0099

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The advantage of Accreditation is quality test reports and customer satisfaction. Technicians are integral part of medical testing laboratories. So they should have commitment towards acquiring and updating sound knowledge about good laboratory practices. Aim: To assess the impact of accreditation on awareness and knowledge of technician’s about laboratory quality measures in tertiary care hospital. Material and Method: We prepared a questionnaire based on quality management system (QMS), Pre-Analytical, Analytical, Post-analytical examination and laboratory safety. Total thirty technicians appeared for pretest before accreditation, followed by various training sessions and NABL accreditation. A post test was conducted after accreditation for the same. Result: The data of pretest and post-test performance was analyzed by SPSS software. The result shows there was significant (p < 0.001) increase in the score of the marks among technicians in post-test (20.67±3.67) compared to pre-test (10.21 ±4.39). Conclusion: In present study we observed suboptimal knowledge & awareness in technicians regarding QMS. This was found enhanced after Accreditation process & continuous training sessions. This will be helpful to improve their skill to sustain quality laboratory services.


PDF Share
  1. Manickam TS, Ankangari S. Evaluation of quality management systems implementation in medical diagnostic laboratories benchmarked for accreditation. Journal of medical laboratory & diagnosis 2015; 6(5): 27-35.
  2. Senthilkumaran S, Sunthia A, Sundharajan A. A study on awareness and knowledge about external quality assurance among clinical biochemistry laboratory technicians in a tertiary care hospital. Webmed Central Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 5(9): 1-7.
  3. Alkhenizan A, Shaw C. Impact of accreditation on the quality of healthcare services: a systematic review of the literature. Annals of Saudi Medicine 2011; 31(4):407-416.
  4. Peter TF, Rotz PD, Blair DH. Impact of laboratory accreditation on patient care and the health system.Am J Clin Pathol 2010;134:550-555.
  5. Henry M, Ojo E, Ameh J. Piloting laboratory quality system management in six health facilities in Nigeria. PLOS ONE.2014:1-14
  6. MP Pomey, LL Charles, Champagne F. Does accreditation stimulate change? A study of the impact of the accreditation process on Canadian healthcare organizations. Implementation Science. 2010; 5 (31):1-14.
  7. Devkaran S, Pattrick N O’Farrell. The impact of hospital accreditation on quality measures: an interrupted time series analysis. BMC Health Services Research. 2015; 15 (137):1-14.
  8. Mi-Ae Jang, Young Ahn Yoon, Junghan Song, Jeong-Ho Kim, Won-Ki Min and etal Effect of Accreditation on Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests in Medical Laboratories. Ann Lab Med. 2017 May; 37(3): 213–222.
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.