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Quality Assurance in Dialysis

  • Lee W. Henderson
  • Richard S. Thuma

Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Barbara F. Prowant, Karl D. Nolph, Zbylut J. Twardowski, Lois M. Schmidt, Leonor Ponferrada, Ramesh Khanna
    Pages 23-45
  3. Christopher R. Blagg
    Pages 63-83
  4. Prakash Keshaviah
    Pages 85-107
  5. A. Paul Heidenheim, Robert M. Lindsay
    Pages 133-149
  6. L. W. Henderson
    Pages 151-154
  7. Robert W. Steiner
    Pages 167-190
  8. Gail S. Wick
    Pages 213-223
  9. Cindy Jo Ping, Susan Gross, Corrine E. Algrim
    Pages 225-238
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book

Introduction

This is a time in history when the concept of Quality is reaching new highs in terms of public awareness. Articles describing quality, CQI, quality tools, critical success factors, failures, and lessons learned appear in local news­ papers, trade journals, scientific periodicals, and professional publications on a daily basis, yet implementation of a quality system in many hospital units is approached with caution and the basic tenants of quality systems and CQI continue to be misunderstood. In the United States, today, the public debate on healthcare issues rages on. The application of strategies, such as cost-benefit analysis as a means of new technologies to the healthcare cost structure has for evaluating addition not succeeded in curbing the rise in costs of healthcare services. of this focused attention by third-party payers, federal and state Because governments, and insurance companies, healthcare organizations are being of the strategies for changing involves implementing pressured to change. One quality assurance practices. The focus on quality should produce improvements in productivity, innovation, and profitability. But, most importantly, the desired outcome of a quality assurance program is self-improvement.

Keywords

dialysis kidney transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lee W. Henderson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard S. Thuma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Section of NephrologyRush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Renal DivisionBaxter Healthcare CorporationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-8297-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-8299-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8297-1
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