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Quality Assurance in Dialysis

  • Lee W. Henderson
  • Richard S. Thuma
Book

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Naseem S. Amin
    Pages 55-60
  3. Susan Williams, K I M Pierpoint, Corrine Algrim Boyle
    Pages 73-80
  4. T. Alpikizler, Raymond M. Hakim
    Pages 111-123
  5. Robert Lindsay
    Pages 143-154
  6. P. Keshaviah
    Pages 173-187
  7. B. V. R. Murthy, B. J. G. Pereira
    Pages 189-198
  8. Barbara F. Prowant, Karl D. Nolph, Leonor Ponferrada, Ramesh Khanna, Zbylut J. Twardowski
    Pages 223-243
  9. Rosalie Villano, Teresa Dunham, Salim Mujais
    Pages 245-256
  10. Robert W. Steiner
    Pages 285-297
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 299-303

About this book

Introduction

In examining the preface of our first book, it is increases needed. The Deming philosophy empha­ apparent that the editorial comments made in sizes that quality is never fully achieved: process 1994 are even more pertinent in today's cost- improvement is never ending. constrained healthcare environment than when But, what is quality? Without defining, David first written. We repeat them in part. Garvin makes the point that "in its original form, This is a time in history when the concept of quality activities were reactive and inspecti- quality is reaching new highs in terms of public oriented; today, quality related activities have awareness. Articles describing quality, CQI, qual­ broadened and are seen as essential for strategic ity tools, critical success factors, failures, and success" [1]. How can the broad context of quality lessons learned appear in local newspapers, trade be applied to the diverse aspects of ESRD? journals, scientific periodicals, and professional Furthermore, although far from a new concept, publications on a daily basis, yet implementation Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) has taken of a quality system in many hospital units is its place as a dominant theme in many industries. approached with caution and the basic tenants of CQI is more broadly applicable, both in concept quality systems and CQI continue to be misunder­ and execution, to service as well as manufacturi- stood. based operations.

Keywords

dialysis evidence-based medicine transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lee W. Henderson
    • 1
  • Richard S. Thuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Baxter Healthcare CorporationMcGaw ParkUSA
  2. 2.Baxter Healthcare CorporationRoundlakeUSA

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