Revista Cubana de Medicina
versión On-line ISSN 1561-302X
GONZALEZ PEREZ, Belkis; LAIRD PEREZ, Rebeca M. y DUMENIGO RIPOLL, Blanca. Evaluación de la calidad del diagnóstico parasitológico del contenido duodenal. Rev cubana med [online]. 2000, vol.39, n.3, pp. 155-159. ISSN 1561-302X.
A cross-sectional study was conducted from September to November, 1997, in Las Tunas municipality in order to evaluate the quality of the examination of the duodenal content taking into consideration clinical and laboratory aspects. The physicians knowledge about the usefulness of this diagnostic procedure as well as the competence of the technical personnel working in the Gastroenterolgy laboratory were also evaluated. Validated surveys and external quality controls were used. Inadequate medical practices, errors in parasitic identification and overdiagnosis made by the tehcnicians were detected. The improvement of the knowledge of the health personnel related to the parasitologic examination of the duodenal content was recommended
Palabras llave : QUALITY CONTROL; LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES; DIGESTIVE TRACT CONTENTS [parasitology]; PARASITIC DISEASES [diagnosis]; DATA COLLECTION.