Publications


All publications relate specifically to quality. For Dr. Richard Zarbo’s full Curriculum Vitae, please click here.
Meier FA, Varney RC, Zarbo RJStudy of amended reports to evaluate and improve surgical pathology processes. Adv Anat Pathol 18(5):406-13, 2011.
Zarbo RJ, Tuthill JM, D’Angelo R, Varney R, Mahar M, Neuman C, Ormsby A: The Henry Ford Production System: Reduction of surgical pathology in-process misidentification defects by bar code-specified work process standardization. Am J Clin Pathol 131:468-477, 2009.
Meier FA, Zarbo RJ, Varney RC, Bonsal M, Schultz DS, Vrbin CM, Grzybicki DM, Raab SS: Amended Reports: Development and validation of a taxonomy of defects. Am J Clin Pathol 130:238-246, 2008.
Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Zarbo RJ, Jensen C, Geyer, SJ, Janosky JE, Meier FA, Vrbin CM, Carter G, Kim R, Geisinger KR: Frequency and outcome of cervical cancer prevention failures in the United States. Am J Clin Pathol 128(5):817-24, 2007.
Stark A, Jones BA, Chapman D, Well K, Krajenta R, Meier FA, Zarbo RJClinical laboratory specimen rejection: Association with the site of patient care and patients’ characteristics. Findings from a single health care organization. Arch Pathol Lab Med 131:588-592, 2007.
Zarbo RJ, D’Angelo R: Transforming to a quality culture: The Henry Ford Production System. Am J Clin Pathol (Pathol Patterns Reviews) 126 (Suppl 1):S21-S29, 2006.
Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Janosky JE, Zarbo RJ, Geisinger KR, Meier FA, Jensen C, Wojcik EM, Haber M, Geyer SJ: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Hospital Labs Studying Patient Safety consortium and error reduction. Am J Clin Pathol (Pathol Patterns Reviews) 126 (Suppl 1):S12-S20, 2006.
Raab SS, Tworek TA, Souers R, Zarbo RJThe value of monitoring frozen section-permanent section correlation data over time. Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:337-342, 2006.
Raab SS, Stone CH, Wojcik EM, Geisinger KR, Dahmoush L, Garcia FU, Grzybicki DM, Janosky JE, Meier FA, Zarbo RJUse of a new method in reaching consensus on the cause of cytologic-histologic correlation discrepancy. Am J Clin Pathol 126:836-42, 2006.
Raab SS, Vrbin CM, Grzybicki DM, Sudilivsky D, Balassanian R, Zarbo RJ, Meier FA: Errors in thyroid gland fine needle aspiration. Am J Clin Pathol 125:873-882, 2006.
Raab SS, Meier FA, Zarbo RJ, Jensen C, Geisinger KR, Booth C, Krishnamurti U, Stone CH, Janosky JE, Grzybicki DM: The “Big Dog” effect: Variability assessment the causes of error in diagnoses of patients with lung cancer. J Clin Oncol 24:2808-2814, 2006.
Raab SS, Stone CH, Jensen CS, Zarbo RJ, Meier FA, Grzybicki DM, Vrbin CM, Ohori P, Dahmoush L: Double slide viewing as a cytology quality improvement initiative.  Am J Clin Pathol 125:526-533, 2006.
Raab SS, Grzybicki DM, Janosky JE, Zarbo RJ, Meier FA, Jensen C, Geyer SJ: Clinical impact and frequency of anatomic pathology errors in cancer diagnosis. Cancer 104:2205-2213, 2005.
Zarbo RJ, Meier FA, Raab SS: Error detection in anatomic pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med 129: 1237-1245, 2005.
Raab SS, Grzybicki, Zarbo RJ, Meier F, Geyer SJ, Jensen C: Anatomic Pathology Databases and Patient Safety. Arch Pathol Lab Med 129:1246-1251, 2005.
Grzybicki DM, Vrbin CM, Reilly TL, Zarbo RJ, Raab SS: Use of physician extenders in surgical pathology practice. Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:165-172, 2004.
Zarbo RJ, Jones BA, Friedberg RC, Valenstein PN, Renner SW, Schifman RB, Walsh MK, Howanitz PJ: Q-Tracks: A College of American Pathologists Program of Continuous Laboratory Monitoring and Longitudinal Performance Tracking. Arch Pathol Lab Med 126:1036-1044, 2002.
Worsham MJ, Wolman SR, Zarbo RJMolecular approaches to identification of tissue contamination in surgical pathology sections. J Molec Diag 3:11-5, 2001.
Zarbo RJThe oncologic pathology report: Quality by design. Arch Pathol Lab Med 124:1004-1010, 2000.
Nakhleh RE, Gephardt G, Zarbo RJNecessity of clinical information in surgical pathology. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 123:615-619, 1999.
Nakhleh RE, Baker PB, Zarbo RJAutopsy result utilization: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of 256 laboratories. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 123:290-295, 1999.
Jones BA, Zarbo RJ: Q-Probes defines quality parameters in haematology. ACP News, NHS ’50 Commemorative Edition-Spring:24-26, 1998.
Zarbo RJ: Quality assessment in anatomic pathology in the cost-conscious era. Am J Clin Pathol (Suppl 1, Pathol Patterns) 106:S3-S10, 1996.
Zarbo RJ, Schmidt WA, Bachner P, Howanitz PJ, Meier FA, Schifman RB, Boone DJ, Herron RM:Indications and immediate patient outcomes of pathology intraoperative consultations. A College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outcomes working group study. Arch Pathol Lab Med 120:19-25, 1996.
Boone DJ, Steindel SJ, Herron R, Howanitz PJ, Bachner P, Meier F, Schifman R, Zarbo RJ:Transfusion Medicine Monitoring Practices. A Study of the College of American Pathologists/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Outcomes Working Group. Arch Pathol Lab Med 119:999-1006, 1995.
Howanwitz PJ, Hoffman GG, Schifman RB, Zarbo RJ, Steindel SJ, and Walker K: A Nationwide Quality Assurance Program Can Describe Standards for the Practice of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Qual Assur in Health Care 4: 245-256, 1992.
Howanitz PJ, Bachner P, Zarbo RJ: Q-Probes, A Quality Improvement Program for Pathology. Juran Impro 91; 9: 2B-17B, 1991.
Howanitz PJ, Hoffman GG, and Zarbo RJThe Accuracy of Frozen-Section Diagnoses in 34 Hospitals. Arch Pathol Lab Med 114:355-359,1990.

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