A Six Sigma Trial For Reduction of Error Rates in Pathology Laboratory

Tosuner Z. , Gucin Z. , Kiran T. , Buyukpinarbasili N. , TURNA S. , TASKIRAN O., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, cilt.32, sa.3, ss.171-177, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5146/tjpath.2015.01356
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.171-177


Objective: A major target of quality assurance is the minimization of error rates in order to enhance patient safety. Six Sigma is a method targeting zero error (3.4 errors per million events) used in industry. The five main principles of Six Sigma are defining, measuring, analysis, improvement and control. Using this methodology, the causes of errors can be examined and process improvement strategies can be identified. The aim of our study was to evaluate the utility of Six Sigma methodology in error reduction in our pathology laboratory.