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An introduction to quality assurance

  • Diana Sale
Part of the Essentials of Nursing Management book series (ENMS)

Abstract

The earliest studies of quality assurance were probably undertaken by the Romans who must have reported on the efficiency of their military hospitals. It is also possible that the monks gave an account of their work in caring for the sick. Probably the first documented evidence of the evaluation of nursing care dates back to the eighteenth century when John Howard and Elizabeth Fry described the quality of patient care in the hospitals that they visited.

Keywords

Quality Assurance Nursing Care Nurse Practice Clinical Area Preset Criterion 
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