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Chapter 1. Concepts and principles of quality management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19856815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Quality and continuous quality improvement play a key role in health care. The specialty of nephrology is no exception. Quality and its ongoing improvement is the right thing to do because of the human lives at stake. It is also the business thing to do because of regulatory compliance and pay-for-performance expectations. Quality improvement in health care is not a new concept. CQI, however, has at times been misunderstood, under used, and even misused. It is not simply paperwork to be completed for regulatory or corporate compliance. It is a time-tested, common-sense approach to quality that really works in helping to identify improvement needs, develop solutions, and assess results of actions taken, both in the short and long term. When all is said and done, CQI is a mindset--a way of thinking about and practicing for quality.
Gail Wick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephrology nursing journal : journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1526-744X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephrol Nurs J     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-27     Completed Date:  2009-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909377     Medline TA:  Nephrol Nurs J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-43; quiz 544     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Models, Theoretical
Total Quality Management*

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