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Quality improvement in long-term care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10136745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Creating a culture or environment in which total quality can take root is a challenging undertaking for most healthcare organizations. It requires staff at all levels to acquire new skills and problem-solving techniques and apply them in their daily work processes. Change is rarely easy, and it can become all the more difficult in facilities where budgets are strained, staff turnover is high, patients require special attention, and computer-assisted data collection and analysis is still in its infancy. Such is the situation in many long-term care facilities. Some forward-thinking state organizations, long-term care facilities, and national associations are developing strategies to address these issues. Admittedly, these efforts are still in their infancy, but early reports indicate that TQM has the potential to produce results in this field as it has in other healthcare settings.
T M Case; E Zablocki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Quality letter for healthcare leaders     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1047-5311     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Lett Healthc Lead     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-22     Completed Date:  1994-11-22     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9309472     Medline TA:  Qual Lett Healthc Lead     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  H    
American Health Care Association, Washington, DC.
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MeSH Terms
Long-Term Care / organization & administration,  standards*
Models, Organizational
Nursing Homes / organization & administration,  standards*
Staff Development
Total Quality Management / organization & administration*
United States

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