Cost of Quality
Delivering highly reliable results is a must if we want to avoid compromising patient safety. For those who are committed to delivering reliable results, quality control is a key element of laboratory testing. An improper or insufficient quality control program can drive costs higher in both the laboratory and the health care system as a whole.
The cost of poor quality control will be seen across the health care system with additional testing and longer stays for patients required in the hospital. By committing to a QC system that emphasizes assessment and prevention, laboratories can significantly reduce failure costs.