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The use of digital 'virtual slides' in the quality assessment of haematological morphology: results of a pilot exercise involving UK NEQAS(H) participants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16029459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report the results of a pilot study assessing the use of digital 'virtual slides' in haematological quality assessment. Conducted together with the UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme for General Haematology, the study involved 166 separate participants, using the format of a typical assessment exercise. The results revealed substantial concordance of observations made using digital slides with those reported in previous glass slide surveys that used identical cases. Participant feedback strongly supported the use of electronic slides in teaching and assessment roles. Our results suggest roles for this new electronic resource in external quality assessment (EQA), education and continuing professional development.
Authors:
J Burthem; M Brereton; J Ardern; L Hickman; L Seal; A Serrant; C V Hutchinson; E Wells; P McTaggart; B De la Salle; J Parker-Williams; K Hyde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of haematology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0007-1048     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Haematol.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-20     Completed Date:  2005-09-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372544     Medline TA:  Br J Haematol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Haematology, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals, Manchester, UK. john.Burthem@cmmc.nhs.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attitude of Health Personnel
Hematologic Diseases / pathology*
Hematology / education,  standards*
Humans
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Internet*
Laboratories / standards
Pilot Projects
Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods*
Telepathology / methods*
User-Computer Interface

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