Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Quality

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2886

Definition

Quality refers to the inherent or distinctive characteristics or properties of a person, object, process or other thing. Such characteristics or properties may set a person or thing apart from other persons or things, or may denote some degree of achievement or excellence.

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