Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Role of Voluntary Quality in Medical Laboratory

As a rule, we humans are best characterized as procrastinators with, of course the best of intentions, but woefully short attention span. Given the opportunity to do something right (the first time) we generally would like to comply, but then we become distracted and more times than not don’t actually get around to following through. It’s not that we are an evil or slothful species, we are however, well intentioned, but easily sidetracked with some occasional shining moments. There are some who might resent my characterization, but with regret, history and the wealth of evidence are on my side.

Many of us over time have tried to keep the ship going in the right direction by building systems and circumstance (police, government and laws, rules, teachers, mothers, standards and Quality Management) to overcome our inherent nature. It seems that with an aggressive oversight we will tend towards more success. In the presence of the watchful eye, we are more likely to do the “right thing”.

Read more:
Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant: More about Volunteer Quality

Source: Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant
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