Metrology in health

A pilot study

M. Ferreira, A. Matos

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyze some relevant issues which arise when the concept of metrological traceability is applied to health care facilities. Discussion is structured around the results that were obtained through a characterization and comparative description of the practices applied in 45 different Portuguese health entities. Following a qualitative exploratory approach, the information collected was the support for the initial research hypotheses and the development of the questionnaire survey. It was also applied a quantitative methodology that included a descriptive and inferential statistical analysis of the experimental data set.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium: Measurement Science Behind Safety and Security
EditorsA. S. Ribeiro , J. A. Sousa, E. Filipe
Place of PublicationBristol, UK
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventJoint International-Measurement-Confederation (IMEKO) TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium on Measurement Science Behind Safety and Security - Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
Number1
Volume588
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

ConferenceJoint International-Measurement-Confederation (IMEKO) TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium on Measurement Science Behind Safety and Security
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal
Period3/09/145/09/14

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Keywords

  • ACCURACY
  • TRACEABILITY
  • CALIBRATION
  • UNCERTAINTY;
  • RELIABILITY

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Ferreira, M., & Matos, A. (2015). Metrology in health: A pilot study. In A. S. Ribeiro , J. A. Sousa, & E. Filipe (Eds.), 2014 Joint IMEKO TC1-TC7-TC13 Symposium: Measurement Science Behind Safety and Security [012018] (Journal of Physics: Conference Series; Vol. 588, No. 1). Bristol, UK: IOP Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/588/1/012018