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David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Utilizing Checklists in the Lab
November 30, 2010 2:36 PM by David Plaut
I recently picked up a book called The Check List Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by Atul Gawande, that has some significant meaning to us. In the laboratory we have many check lists: a list of which patients get which tests, who is working where Read More...
Standard Deviations
November 11, 2010 1:07 PM by David Plaut
I was recently asked about setting limits when an analyzer runs so tight that it is impossible to use its standard deviation. My response: “This is an important question for a number of analytes. Part of the is answer lies in what is reported to the clinician Read More...


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