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quality assurance

n.
A system for evaluating performance, as in the delivery of services or the quality of products provided to consumers, customers, or patients.
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ISO 9000 is a general, universally recognized specification for a quality assurance system that is comprehensive, logical, practical and independently certified by accredited assessment bodies.
Akrochem's Quality Assurance Program continues to mature.
Notice that element #4 has been expanded to include a specific statement: "The plan of correction is integrated into the quality assurance system.
The Law, Ethics, and Total Quality - The law, as described in theory and in case examples in this chapter, seems more directed to quality assurance, i.
Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, a subsidiary of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, London, has obtained similar recognition from respective accreditation councils in England, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
ISO 9001 (Q91) is the most comprehensive standard, dealing with a company that carries out design, manufacturing, service and delivery, covering quality assurance for all four functions.
Until recently, production control and quality assurance in foundries have been viewed as separate disciplines.
QA Director - Voting, Carolyn Coggins stated: "I'm proud that we are one of the first labs to achieve this distinction, as iBeta Quality Assurance was one of the last labs to apply.
You need to speak directly with them (just as a surveyor would) and, further, check into quality assurance and resident council records.
As distasteful as it may be personally, physicians must continue to be actively involved in quality assurance activities, because the care a patient receives in an institution reflects a combination of efforts by both the institution and the practitioner.
Quality assurance has carried a punitive and regulatory feeling, highlighted by the strategy of retrospective utilization review, medical care audits, and individual physician profiles that focus on identifying substandard performance.

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