Paul Valenstein

Summary

Affiliation: St Joseph Mercy Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Q-tracks: a College of American Pathologists program of continuous laboratory monitoring and longitudinal tracking
    Richard J Zarbo
    Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich 48202, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 126:1036-44. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0998, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1106-13. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Formatting pathology reports: applying four design principles to improve communication and patient safety
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5301 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:84-94. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Responding to large-scale testing errors
    Paul N Valenstein
    Pathology and Laboratory Management Associates, 5301 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 3499, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 133:440-6. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 133:942-9. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Notification of critical results: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 121 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:1862-7. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Accuracy of send-out test ordering: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of ordering accuracy in 97 clinical laboratories
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5301 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:206-10. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of staffing at 151 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:467-73. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification errors in pathology and laboratory medicine
    Paul N Valenstein
    Pathology Division, Michigan Multispecialty Physicians, 5301 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 3058, USA
    Clin Lab Med 24:979-96, vii. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Heparin monitoring and patient safety: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 3431 patients at 140 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:397-402. 2004

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Q-tracks: a College of American Pathologists program of continuous laboratory monitoring and longitudinal tracking
    Richard J Zarbo
    Department of Pathology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich 48202, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 126:1036-44. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0998, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1106-13. 2006
    ..Misidentified laboratory specimens may cause patient injury, but their frequency in general laboratory practice is unknown...
  3. doi request reprint Formatting pathology reports: applying four design principles to improve communication and patient safety
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5301 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:84-94. 2008
    ..Comparatively little attention has been focused on the format of reports--the arrangement of headlines, text blocks, and other report elements to optimize communication...
  4. doi request reprint Responding to large-scale testing errors
    Paul N Valenstein
    Pathology and Laboratory Management Associates, 5301 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 3499, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 133:440-6. 2010
    ..We identify 9 distinct constituencies that may be impacted by large-scale testing errors, each of which requires laboratory management's thoughtful and timely attention...
  5. doi request reprint Document control practices in 120 clinical laboratories
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 133:942-9. 2009
    ..A variety of document control practices are required of clinical laboratories by US regulation, laboratory accreditors, and standard-setting organizations...
  6. doi request reprint Notification of critical results: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 121 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:1862-7. 2008
    ..Hospital accreditors are placing increased emphasis on the timeliness with which critical laboratory results are reported to caregivers...
  7. doi request reprint Accuracy of send-out test ordering: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of ordering accuracy in 97 clinical laboratories
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, 5301 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:206-10. 2008
    ..Errors entering orders for send-out laboratory tests into computer systems waste health care resources and can delay patient evaluation and management...
  8. ncbi request reprint Staffing benchmarks for clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of staffing at 151 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:467-73. 2005
    ..Inadequate staffing of clinical laboratories may compromise quality and throughput, whereas excess staff unnecessarily increases the cost of testing...
  9. ncbi request reprint Identification errors in pathology and laboratory medicine
    Paul N Valenstein
    Pathology Division, Michigan Multispecialty Physicians, 5301 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 3058, USA
    Clin Lab Med 24:979-96, vii. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Heparin monitoring and patient safety: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 3431 patients at 140 institutions
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:397-402. 2004
    ..Appropriate laboratory monitoring of unfractionated heparin therapy promotes effective anticoagulation while minimizing hemorrhagic complications...
  11. ncbi request reprint Five-year follow-up of routine outpatient test turnaround time: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study
    Paul Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:1421-3. 2003
    ..Timely reporting of outpatient tests can increase efficiency of care and improve customer satisfaction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Six-year trends in laboratory computer availability
    Paul Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:157-61. 2003
    ..Despite numerous changes in the laboratory and computer industries since 1995, no follow-up study has been reported...
  13. ncbi request reprint Laboratory benchmarking: the College of American Pathologists' experience
    Paul Valenstein
    St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Clin Leadersh Manag Rev 20:E5. 2006
    ..This article reviews the experience of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) with benchmarking clinical laboratory expenses and presents data that summarizes recent laboratory trends identified through CAP's benchmark data...
  14. ncbi request reprint Productivity of Veterans Health Administration laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Laboratory Management Index Program (LMIP) study
    Paul N Valenstein
    Department of Pathology, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich 48106 0995, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 127:1557-64. 2003
    ..The Veterans Health Administration (VA) operates the largest integrated laboratory network in the United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood culture contamination: a College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks study of 356 institutions
    Leonas G Bekeris
    Phoenixville Hospital Laboratory, Phoenixville, PA 19460, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1222-5. 2005
    ..Blood culture contamination extends hospital stays and increases the cost of care...
  16. ncbi request reprint The origin of reference intervals
    Richard C Friedberg
    Department of Pathology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 131:348-57. 2007
    ..Standards have been developed for establishing reference intervals, but little is known about how intervals are determined in practice, interlaboratory variation in intervals, or errors that occur while setting reference intervals...