Stephen S Raab

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quality in cancer diagnosis
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:139-65. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of a new method in reaching consensus on the cause of cytologic-histologic correlation discrepancy
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:836-42. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failures in the United States
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, and Western Pennsylvania Hospital 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 128:817-24. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:585-92. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, and Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:526-33. 2006
  6. doi request reprint The effect of continuous monitoring of cytologic-histologic correlation data on cervical cancer screening performance
    Stephen S Raab
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, 5150 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:16-22. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The "Big Dog" effect: variability assessing the causes of error in diagnoses of patients with lung cancer
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2808-14. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Errors in thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:873-82. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Interobserver variability in human papillomavirus test results in cervicovaginal cytologic specimens interpreted as atypical squamous cells
    Kim R Geisinger
    Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 128:1010-4. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Dissemination of Lean methods to improve Pap testing quality and patient safety
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:103-10. 2008

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Publications32

  1. doi request reprint Quality in cancer diagnosis
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:139-65. 2010
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  2. ncbi request reprint Use of a new method in reaching consensus on the cause of cytologic-histologic correlation discrepancy
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:836-42. 2006
    ..Most discrepancies resulted from pathologists diagnosing noninterpretable samples. Pathologists who used the No-Blame Box showed significant agreement in the adjudication of discrepancy cause...
  3. ncbi request reprint Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failures in the United States
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, and Western Pennsylvania Hospital 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 128:817-24. 2007
    ..We conclude that cervical cancer prevention practices are remarkably successful in preventing squamous cancers, although a high frequency of failures results in low-impact negative outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of Toyota process redesign in reducing thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration error
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 126:585-92. 2006
    ..001). Toyota process change led to significantly fewer diagnostic errors for patients who underwent thyroid fine-needle aspiration...
  5. ncbi request reprint Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, and Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:526-33. 2006
    ..We conclude that double viewing detects errors in up to 1 of every 37 cases and that biases in the double-viewing process limit error detection...
  6. doi request reprint The effect of continuous monitoring of cytologic-histologic correlation data on cervical cancer screening performance
    Stephen S Raab
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, 5150 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 132:16-22. 2008
    ..The use of Papanicolaou (Pap) test cytologic-histologic correlation in quality improvement activities is not well studied...
  7. ncbi request reprint The "Big Dog" effect: variability assessing the causes of error in diagnoses of patients with lung cancer
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2808-14. 2006
    ..The frequency of diagnostic error in patients who have a lung mass and a pathology specimen is as high as 15%. This study examined the role of inter-pathologist agreement in identifying the cause of error in these patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Errors in thyroid gland fine-needle aspiration
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:873-82. 2006
    ..We currently are evaluating the effectiveness of error reduction initiatives that target pre-analytic and analytic portions of the diagnostic pathway...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interobserver variability in human papillomavirus test results in cervicovaginal cytologic specimens interpreted as atypical squamous cells
    Kim R Geisinger
    Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 128:1010-4. 2007
    ..Within the me laboratory, interobserver variability exists in the proportions of HPV positivity for ASCUS and ASC-H interpretations...
  10. doi request reprint Dissemination of Lean methods to improve Pap testing quality and patient safety
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:103-10. 2008
    ..To determine if the implementation of Lean methods resulted in improved Pap test quality and diagnostic accuracy in 5 clinician practices...
  11. ncbi request reprint Clinical impact and frequency of anatomic pathology errors in cancer diagnoses
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Cancer 104:2205-13. 2005
    ..To the authors' knowledge, the frequency and clinical impact of errors in the anatomic pathology diagnosis of cancer have been poorly characterized to date...
  12. doi request reprint Measuring quality in anatomic pathology
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Clin Lab Med 28:245-59, vi. 2008
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  13. pmc Systems analysis of real-world obstacles to successful cervical cancer prevention in developing countries
    Eric J Suba
    Department of Pathology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 1200 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:480-7. 2006
    ..A focus on quality satisfies public health goals, whereas a focus on technology is compatible with market forces...
  14. doi request reprint Liquid-based Papanicolaou tests in endometrial carcinoma diagnosis. Performance, error root cause analysis, and quality improvement
    Sharon B Sams
    Dept of Pathology, University of Colorado, 12605 E 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 137:248-54. 2012
    ..We conclude that system redesign of liquid-based Pap test screening processes has the potential to improve sensitivity in endometrial carcinoma diagnosis...
  15. doi request reprint Effectiveness of random and focused review in detecting surgical pathology error
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 130:905-12. 2008
    ..36%) and 12 (3.2%), respectively (P < .001). Focused review detects a higher proportion of errors and may be more effectively used for design of error reduction initiatives...
  16. ncbi request reprint The value of monitoring frozen section-permanent section correlation data over time
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:337-42. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of the long-term monitoring of errors detected by frozen section-permanent section correlation is unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Improving patient safety through quality assurance
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:633-7. 2006
    ..Anatomic pathology laboratories use several quality assurance tools to detect errors and to improve patient safety...
  18. doi request reprint Cytologic-histologic correlation
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Cancer Cytopathol 119:293-309. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Improving Papanicolaou test quality and reducing medical errors by using Toyota production system methods
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:57-64. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether the Toyota production system process improves Papanicolaou test quality and patient safety...
  20. pmc Lessons learned from successful Papanicolaou cytology cervical cancer prevention in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    Eric J Suba
    Department of Pathology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 350 Saint Joseph s Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 40:355-66. 2012
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Effectiveness of rapid prescreening and 10% rescreening in liquid-based Papanicolaou testing
    Heather S Currens
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 137:150-5. 2012
    ..2) R-10% and RPS quality assurance methods detect diagnostic failures caused by different types of cognitive errors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improving the quality of cytology diagnosis: root cause analysis for errors in bronchial washing and brushing specimens
    Laurentia Nodit
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:883-92. 2005
    ..Sampling issues had a major role in the misdiagnosis in 31 cases (97%), and recommendations for error reduction include immediate interpretation and the use of transmucosal fine-needle aspiration...
  23. ncbi request reprint Discrepancy analysis, communication, and feedback for cytotechnologist quality improvement of nongynecologic cytopathology
    Peggy Whigham
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 34:265-9. 2006
    ..We believe our process is a fundamental step in improving CT performance in Nongynecologic cytopathology and keeps the CT informed of complexities of nongynecologic cytopathology...
  24. ncbi request reprint Variability of practice in anatomic pathology and its effect on patient outcomes
    Stephen S Raab
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA
    Semin Diagn Pathol 22:177-85. 2005
    ..Few of those analyses have addressed the impact of diagnostic disagreement on patient care; in addition, proposed and effective methods to reduce interpretative variability have only rarely been included...
  25. doi request reprint Resident education and quality of gross tissue examination practices of benign uteri
    Margaret S Ryan
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    J Clin Pathol 64:761-4. 2011
    ..The level and the effect of the standardisation of resident trainee gross tissue examination practices have not been extensively evaluated...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint A summary of deliberations on strategic planning for continuous quality improvement in laboratory medicine
    Dana Marie Grzybicki
    Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 131:315-20. 2009
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  28. ncbi request reprint Interobserver variability in the fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of follicular lesions of the thyroid gland
    Karen M Clary
    Department of Pathology, Allegheny General Hospital and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acta Cytol 49:378-82. 2005
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Indications for thyroid FNA and pre-FNA requirements: a synopsis of the National Cancer Institute Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration State of the Science Conference
    Edmund S Cibas
    Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 36:390-9. 2008
    ..http://thyroidfna.cancer.gov/pages/info/agenda/)..
  30. ncbi request reprint Database construction for improving patient safety by examining pathology errors
    Dana Marie Grzybicki
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 124:500-9. 2005
    ..Development of these electronic data abstraction capabilities is critical for efforts to improve patient safety through the examination of pathology diagnostic errors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Coming to terms with Vietnam: the Viet/American Cervical Cancer Prevention Project
    Eric J Suba
    Department of Pathology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, South San Francisco, California 94080, USA
    Diagn Cytopathol 33:344-51. 2005
    ..Pap screening in developing countries is an ethical imperative without a substantial political constituency and will benefit from the engagement of organized cytology...
  32. ncbi request reprint Variability in cytologic-histologic correlation practices and implications for patient safety
    Colleen M Vrbin
    Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:893-8. 2005
    ..The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 require that laboratories perform cytologic-histologic correlation, although the optimal methods and the value of performing correlation have not been determined...