Improving quality assurance for pathology

Review a first attempt to create a minimum set of recommendations for interpretive pathology for use as guidelines or standards in existing programs

Review a first attempt to create a minimum set of recommendations for interpretive pathology for use as guidelines or standards in existing programs

This infographic shows a first pass at developing a minimum set of recommendations for interpretive pathology for use as guidelines or standards in existing quality assurance programs across Canada.

These recommendations aim to increase the quality of pathology and make it more robust and consistent throughout Canada. They also will make sure patients receive both uniform and high-quality diagnostic care. The recommendations will help senior decision-makers create quality programs for interpretive pathology in their provinces.

The Quality Initiative for Interpretive Pathology (QIIP) began in 2013, when the Partnership and the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) came together to improve the quality of interpretive pathology in Canada.

QIIP released its recommendations in 2016. The recommendations framework is the first of its kind in Canada. The framework helps jurisdictions incorporate the recommendations into both new and existing quality programs.

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