An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Mental Health

  • Alex R. Rodriguez


Among the most frequently encountered terms in the health services’ literature and at meetings of various health professional disciplines is quality assurance. Since the early 1970s, the term has spread well beyond the health sciences to other fields, so that now it serves as a common term of reference for both principles and activities that reflect professional attention to quality services. In this context, quality assurance has come to represent the profession’s attention to its innate concern about quality services reflected in professional ethics, identity, science, and training. It has thus become contiguous with professionalism and serves as a cornerstone and touchstone for professional commitment to quality and service.


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  • Alex R. Rodriguez
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  1. 1.Preferred Health Care, Ltd.WiltonUSA

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