Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Abdulraheem Almalki, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Received: November 08, 2020; Published: November 27, 2020
Medical laboratorians play an important role in clinical and public health settings by providing test results. The quality of the testing process has a major impact on health outcomes. This study aimed to measure the knowledge and perceptions of laboratorians employed in Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study was conducted with laboratorians working at different hospitals using a previously published and validated questionnaire through a social media application. A total of 263 laboratorians completed the questionnaire. The majority of participants were specialists with fewer than 5 years of experience. In general, laboratorians were shown to be knowledgeable. The majority agreed that the level of education, the number of years of experience, the professional credentials and the turnover rate of positions had a significant impact on quality assurance objectives. In conclusion, laboratorians need to be trained about quality systems and encouraged to have a role to ensure the highest level of service.
Keywords: Quality System; Quality Control; Quality Assurance; Laboratory Professionals
Citation: Abdulraheem Almalki. “Quality Management System in Medical Laboratory Practice: Knowledge and Perceptions of Medical Laboratorians in Saudi Arabia". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.12 (2020): 114-118.
Copyright: © 2020 Abdulraheem Almalki. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.