Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Water Quality: A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Food Quality: Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.United StatesSickness Impact Profile: A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Management Quality Circles: Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Voice Quality: That component of SPEECH which gives the primary distinction to a given speaker's VOICE when pitch and loudness are excluded. It involves both phonatory and resonatory characteristics. Some of the descriptions of voice quality are harshness, breathiness and nasality.Psychometrics: Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Meat: The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.Research Design: A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Health Status Indicators: The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Sleep Disorders: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Activities of Daily Living: The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Laboratories: Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Depression: Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Sleep: A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Medical Audit: A detailed review and evaluation of selected clinical records by qualified professional personnel for evaluating quality of medical care.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Semen: The thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid secretion of male reproductive organs discharged upon ejaculation. In addition to reproductive organ secretions, it contains SPERMATOZOA and their nutrient plasma.Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Great BritainSemen Analysis: The quality of SEMEN, an indicator of male fertility, can be determined by semen volume, pH, sperm concentration (SPERM COUNT), total sperm number, sperm viability, sperm vigor (SPERM MOTILITY), normal sperm morphology, ACROSOME integrity, and the concentration of WHITE BLOOD CELLS.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Process Assessment (Health Care): An evaluation procedure that focuses on how care is delivered, based on the premise that there are standards of performance for activities undertaken in delivering patient care, in which the specific actions taken, events occurring, and human interactions are compared with accepted standards.Fatigue: The state of weariness following a period of exertion, mental or physical, characterized by a decreased capacity for work and reduced efficiency to respond to stimuli.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Sperm Motility: Movement characteristics of SPERMATOZOA in a fresh specimen. It is measured as the percentage of sperms that are moving, and as the percentage of sperms with productive flagellar motion such as rapid, linear, and forward progression.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Accreditation: Certification as complying with a standard set by non-governmental organizations, applied for by institutions, programs, and facilities on a voluntary basis.Sperm Count: A count of SPERM in the ejaculum, expressed as number per milliliter.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Artifacts: Any visible result of a procedure which is caused by the procedure itself and not by the entity being analyzed. Common examples include histological structures introduced by tissue processing, radiographic images of structures that are not naturally present in living tissue, and products of chemical reactions that occur during analysis.Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Review Literature as Topic: Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.GermanyInterviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Survivors: Persons who have experienced a prolonged survival after serious disease or who continue to live with a usually life-threatening condition as well as family members, significant others, or individuals surviving traumatic life events.EuropePain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Research Report: Detailed account or statement or formal record of data resulting from empirical inquiry.Nutritive Value: An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Evaluation Studies as Topic: Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Documentation: Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Peer Review, Health Care: The concurrent or retrospective review by practicing physicians or other health professionals of the quality and efficiency of patient care practices or services ordered or performed by other physicians or other health professionals (From The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988).Patient-Centered Care: Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Quality-Adjusted Life Years: A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.Hospital Administration: Management of the internal organization of the hospital.Medical Records: Recording of pertinent information concerning patient's illness or illnesses.Data Interpretation, Statistical: Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Delphi Technique: An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.Reference Standards: A basis of value established for the measure of quantity, weight, extent or quality, e.g. weight standards, standard solutions, methods, techniques, and procedures used in diagnosis and therapy.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Statistics, Nonparametric: A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Environmental Monitoring: The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Palliative Care: Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Publishing: "The business or profession of the commercial production and issuance of literature" (Webster's 3d). It includes the publisher, publication processes, editing and editors. Production may be by conventional printing methods or by electronic publishing.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Clinical Laboratory Techniques: Techniques used to carry out clinical investigative procedures in the diagnosis and therapy of disease.Observer Variation: The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.BrazilLot Quality Assurance Sampling: A sampling methodology using small sample sizes when conducting surveys in small geographical or population-based areas or lots.Personal Satisfaction: The individual's experience of a sense of fulfillment of a need or want and the quality or state of being satisfied.Interpersonal Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Radiographic Image Enhancement: Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.Patient Safety: Efforts to reduce risk, to address and reduce incidents and accidents that may negatively impact healthcare consumers.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Physician Incentive Plans: Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.Spermatozoa: Mature male germ cells derived from SPERMATIDS. As spermatids move toward the lumen of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES, they undergo extensive structural changes including the loss of cytoplasm, condensation of CHROMATIN into the SPERM HEAD, formation of the ACROSOME cap, the SPERM MIDPIECE and the SPERM TAIL that provides motility.Water Supply: Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Radiation Dosage: The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).Medical Errors: Errors or mistakes committed by health professionals which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in diagnosis (DIAGNOSTIC ERRORS), errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of surgical procedures, in the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings. Medical errors are differentiated from MALPRACTICE in that the former are regarded as honest mistakes or accidents while the latter is the result of negligence, reprehensible ignorance, or criminal intent.Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Food Technology: The application of knowledge to the food industry.Phantoms, Imaging: Devices or objects in various imaging techniques used to visualize or enhance visualization by simulating conditions encountered in the procedure. Phantoms are used very often in procedures employing or measuring x-irradiation or radioactive material to evaluate performance. Phantoms often have properties similar to human tissue. Water demonstrates absorbing properties similar to normal tissue, hence water-filled phantoms are used to map radiation levels. Phantoms are used also as teaching aids to simulate real conditions with x-ray or ultrasonic machines. (From Iturralde, Dictionary and Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Imaging, 1990)Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Factor Analysis, Statistical: A set of statistical methods for analyzing the correlations among several variables in order to estimate the number of fundamental dimensions that underlie the observed data and to describe and measure those dimensions. It is used frequently in the development of scoring systems for rating scales and questionnaires.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Consensus: General agreement or collective opinion; the judgment arrived at by most of those concerned.Exercise Therapy: A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.Self Concept: A person's view of himself.Animal Feed: Foodstuff used especially for domestic and laboratory animals, or livestock.Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders: Disorders characterized by impairment of the ability to initiate or maintain sleep. This may occur as a primary disorder or in association with another medical or psychiatric condition.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Pediatrics: A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about pre-planned studies of the safety, efficacy, or optimum dosage schedule (if appropriate) of one or more diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic drugs, devices, or techniques selected according to predetermined criteria of eligibility and observed for predefined evidence of favorable and unfavorable effects. This concept includes clinical trials conducted both in the U.S. and in other countries.Organizational Culture: Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values, which are subject to change, are reflected in the day to day management of the organization.Self-Assessment: Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.Chi-Square Distribution: A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.Physician-Patient Relations: The interactions between physician and patient.Models, Theoretical: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Nursing Staff, Hospital: Personnel who provide nursing service to patients in a hospital.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Disability Evaluation: Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.Professional Review Organizations: Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.Laboratories, Hospital: Hospital facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Continuity of Patient Care: Health care provided on a continuing basis from the initial contact, following the patient through all phases of medical care.Water Pollution: Contamination of bodies of water (such as LAKES; RIVERS; SEAS; and GROUNDWATER.)Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.EnglandSpecimen Handling: Procedures for collecting, preserving, and transporting of specimens sufficiently stable to provide accurate and precise results suitable for clinical interpretation.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Peer Review, Research: The evaluation by experts of the quality and pertinence of research or research proposals of other experts in the same field. Peer review is used by editors in deciding which submissions warrant publication, by granting agencies to determine which proposals should be funded, and by academic institutions in tenure decisions.Models, Statistical: Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Infertility, Male: The inability of the male to effect FERTILIZATION of an OVUM after a specified period of unprotected intercourse. Male sterility is permanent infertility.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Fertilization in Vitro: An assisted reproductive technique that includes the direct handling and manipulation of oocytes and sperm to achieve fertilization in vitro.United States Department of Veterans Affairs: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with overall planning, promoting, and administering programs pertaining to VETERANS. It was established March 15, 1989 as a Cabinet-level position.Patient Compliance: Voluntary cooperation of the patient in following a prescribed regimen.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.
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"Quality Standards". Whole Foods Market. Bhattarai, Abha (August 23, 2017). "FTC clears Amazon.com purchase of Whole Foods". The ... "Food Ingredient Quality Standards". Whole Foods Market. Retrieved 2015-08-31. Rockwell, Lilly (2007-02-14). "Whole Foods won't ... Whole Foods says that the company is committed to buying from local producers that meet its quality standards while also ... "Amazon and Whole Foods Market Announce Acquisition to Close This Monday, Will Work Together to Make High-Quality, Natural and ...
"NCAER - Quality . Relevance . Impact". www.NCAER.org. Retrieved 19 January 2018. "ShopX - Changing the face of Ecommerce, ... Retrieved 19 January 2018. "Tracxn". www.Tracxn.com. Retrieved 19 January 2018. "Want to invest in start-ups? Nandan Nilekani ... Retrieved 19 January 2018. Padma Bhushan Awardees - Padma Awards - My India, My Pride - Know India: National Portal of India. ... Retrieved 19 January 2018. "Congress's first list for LS polls: Rahul, Sonia, Nilekani among 194 candidates named". The Times ...
In December 2014 the Trust stopped routine admissions to Langley Green Hospital in Crawley after a Care Quality Commission ... Check date values in: ,access-date= (help) "CQC inspection of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust". Care Quality Commission ... "CQC inspection of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust". Care Quality Commission. 28 May 2015. Retrieved May 2015. ... 23 Jan 2018. Retrieved 23 Jan 2018. "100 new nurses sign up to health trust". The Argus. 29 December 2017. Retrieved 29 January ...
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"Quality of Delivery?", Librivox forums. Retrieved 22 November 2011. "The Return of the Native Audiobook (Librivox)", Review. ... Retrieved 1 January 2018. Linksvayer, Mike (June 2, 2008). "LibriVox: 1500 public domain audio books (blog entry)". Retrieved ... Retrieved January 22, 2018. McGuire, Hugh (9 August 2005). "Welcome to LibriVox". LibriVox.org. Retrieved 20 August 2010. ...
It was rated 'good' by the Care Quality Commission in September 2017. The nearest London Underground station is Belsize Park, ... "The Royal Free Hospital". Care Quality Commission. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018. Lynne A. Amidon, Illustrated ...
"Teaching Quality Information". HEFCE. Retrieved 2010-05-02. "National Student Survey - Be Heard". NUS. 2010-01-11. Archived ... Results from the survey form the student-centred dimension of Teaching Quality Information (TQI). As such, they are often ... "Learning & teaching : Assuring quality : National Student Survey". HEFCE. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2010-05-02. Polly Curtis, ... The survey is designed to assess undergraduate students' opinions of the quality of their degree programmes, with seven ...
These improvements have also allowed Otters and Water Voles to return to the river as the water and food quality is far ... "River Water Quality". Yorkshire Water. Retrieved 21 October 2015. "Pollution is water under the bridge". Keighley News. ... The improvements to this plant, which discharges water directly into the Aire, has also vastly improved water quality ... Retrieved 10 January 2018. "A brief history of the River Aire". Aire Rivers Trust. Retrieved 24 November 2015. "Waste Water". ...
Japan Quality Review. CNN, Brandi Goode, for. "Ultimate Japan Wagyu beef guide". CNN. Retrieved 3 February 2017. Stephanie ... Japan National Tourism Organization.Accessed January 2018. "Matsusaka Beef - Mie - Japan Travel - Tourism Guide, Japan Map and ...
Whitworth, Joseph Janes (October 24, 2014). "Hydrocyanic acid forces recall of Tapioca chips". Food Quality News. Retrieved ... Retrieved January 27, 2018. Ninan, K.N. (1986). Cereal Substitutes in a Developing Economy: A Study of Tapioca, Kerala State. ... Retrieved January 27, 2018. Cassava in Asia, Its Potential and Research Development Needs: Proceedings of a Regional Workshop ... Retrieved January 27, 2018. Philip, Susan Joe (December 22, 2017). "Humans of Coimbatore- Roadside Food Vendors". The Hindu. ...
Whitworth, Joe (2013-12-19). "Triple beam X-ray for irregular shaped contaminants". Food Quality News. Archived from the ...
... by the Care Quality Commission in its new inspection regime. On 1 October 2014, Sir Andrew led the first NHS Foundation Trust ... Care Quality Commission. Retrieved 2016-08-10. "Leaders named for eight major STP patches". Health Service Journal. 15 March ... In February 2018, Sir Andrew will retire from Frimley Health. However, he will continue as the lead for the Frimley Health and ...
No quality code. Lightcurve-plot and summary figures at the archived Leura Observatory website. Astronomers comment: "The data ... Quality code of 2. Summary figures at the LCDB Oey (2007) website. (1244) Deira - rotation period 7002217100000000000♠217.1±0.1 ... Retrieved 3 January 2018. Masiero, Joseph R.; Nugent, C.; Mainzer, A. K.; Wright, E. L.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; et al. ( ... Retrieved 3 January 2018. Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Dailey, J.; et al. ( ...
Quality Code of 3. Summary figures at the LCDB and Center for Solar System Studies - CS3 Lightcurves Page "JPL Small-Body ... Retrieved 11 January 2018. Binzel, R. P.; Cochran, A. L.; Barker, E. S.; Tholen, D. J.; Barucci, A.; di Martino, M.; et al. ( ... Retrieved 11 January 2018. Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; et al. ( ... Retrieved 11 January 2018. Tedesco, E. F.; Noah, P. V.; Noah, M.; Price, S. D. (October 2004). "IRAS Minor Planet Survey V6.0 ...
Quality Code of 2. Summary figures at the LCDB "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 16960 (1998 QS52)" (2017-10-24 last obs.). Jet ... Retrieved 17 January 2018. Popescu, M.; Birlan, M.; Binzel, R.; Vernazza, P.; Barucci, A.; Nedelcu, D. A.; et al. (November ... As of 2018, this minor planet has not been named. Lightcurve plot of (16960) 1998 QS52: alternative period solution of ... Retrieved 17 January 2018. Skiff, Brian A.; Bowell, Edward; Koehn, Bruce W.; Sanborn, Jason J.; McLelland, Kyle P.; Warner, ...
"Directorate General Quality Assurance". www.dgqadefence.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "USI of India , USI Management". ... Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Lieutenant Gen Vishwambhar Singh new GOC for Maha & Guj area". "Lt Gen R K Anand takes over as GOC". "Lt ... Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Lt Gen A K Bhatt new GoC 15 Corps". Rising Kashmir. Retrieved 2018-01-03. "Lt Gen Saranjit Singh is GOC ... Retrieved 2018-01-03. India, Press Trust of (2016-12-02). "Lt Gen D S Ahuja is the new GOC 101 Area". Business Standard India. ...
Quality code of 3-. Summary figures at the LCDB "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1212 Francette (1931 XC)" (2017-11-27 last ... Retrieved 5 January 2018. Tedesco, E. F.; Noah, P. V.; Noah, M.; Price, S. D. (October 2004). "IRAS Minor Planet Survey V6.0". ... Retrieved 5 January 2018. Grav, T.; Mainzer, A. K.; Bauer, J.; Masiero, J.; Spahr, T.; McMillan, R. S.; et al. (January 2012 ... Retrieved 5 January 2018. Mainzer, A.; Grav, T.; Masiero, J.; Hand, E.; Bauer, J.; Tholen, D.; et al. (November 2011). "NEOWISE ...
Quality Code of (3). Summary figures for at the LCDB and Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2013) obtained by the NEO ... Retrieved 20 January 2018. Astronomy portal Solar System portal NASA Radar Reveals Asteroid Has Its Own Moon at NASA Animation ... Retrieved 20 January 2018. Deborah Netburn (May 24, 2013). "Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31". Retrieved May 24 ... Retrieved 20 January 2018. Hicks, M.; Buratt, B.; Dalba, P. (June 2013). "BVRI photometry of the Potentially Hazardous Asteroid ...
Summary figures for (89830) 2002 CE at the LCEB and Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2004). Quality Code of 2−. Observation ... As of 2018, this minor planet has not been named. Pravec (2004) web: rotation period 7000261490000000000♠2.6149±0.0008 hours ... Retrieved 18 January 2018. Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et ... Retrieved 17 January 2018. Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB), query form (info) Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, Google ...
Quality Code of 3-. Currently unpublished (not on ADS). Summary figures for (90075) at the LCDB Four lightcurve plots of (90075 ... Retrieved 18 January 2018. Nugent, C. R.; Mainzer, A.; Masiero, J.; Bauer, J.; Cutri, R. M.; Grav, T.; et al. (December 2015 ... As of 2018, this minor planet has not been named. Warner (2018) web: Observation from 2017-08-12. Rotation period ... Retrieved 18 January 2018. Warner, Brian D. (April 2015). "Near-Earth Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at CS3-Palmer Divide Station ...
Quality code of 2. Summary figures at the LCDB. "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 1242 Zambesia (1932 HL)" (2017-07-05 last obs ... Quality code of 2. Summary figures at the LCDB. Anonymous lightcurve (2011) for (1242) Zambesia: rotation period ... Retrieved 4 January 2018. Masiero, Joseph R.; Nugent, C.; Mainzer, A. K.; Wright, E. L.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; et al. ( ... Retrieved 4 January 2018. Masiero, Joseph R.; Mainzer, A. K.; Grav, T.; Bauer, J. M.; Cutri, R. M.; Nugent, C.; et al. ( ...
Journal of Environmental Quality. 30 (2): 538-545. doi:10.2134/jeq2001.302538x. ISSN 1537-2537. Quinton, John N.; Catt, John A ... Journal of Environmental Quality. 30 (2): 538-545. doi:10.2134/jeq2001.302538x. ISSN 1537-2537. Catt, John A. (1998). "Report ... Retrieved 2018-01-02. Quinton, John N.; Catt, John A.; Hess, Tim M. (2001). "The Selective Removal of Phosphorus from Soil". ... Retrieved 2018-01-02. Young, A. (2005). "Fullen, M.A. & Catt, J.A. Soil Management: Problems and Solutions. Arnold, London, ...
Reuter, George S.; Reuter, Helen H. (1965). Democracy and Quality Education. Paddock Publications for Educational Research ... Retrieved January 2, 2018. Michelle L. Dennis (2007). "Post-World War II Architecture in South Dakota" (PDF). Preservation. ...
"British Orthodontic Society > Professionals & Members > Research & Audit > Quality Assurance in Orthodontics > The Peer ... Retrieved 2018-01-04. NHS England (November 2013). "Transitional commissioning of primary care orthodontic services" (PDF). NHS ...
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  • The current report presents an updated overview and analysis of air quality in Europe from 2000 to 2016. (europa.eu)
  • This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR) for physician anesthesiologists and other eligible professionals (EPs) that reported Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures in 2016. (asahq.org)
  • The reports detail individual or group performance on quality and cost measures in 2016 and indicate an associated payment adjustment, known as the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM), to be applied to 2018 Medicare Part B Fee-For-Service payments. (asahq.org)
  • Please note that in the 2018 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule , CMS proposed to lessen the criteria for PQRS 2016 reporting year and to reduce penalties under the VM. (asahq.org)
  • The EPA approved the DFW reasonable further progress SIP revision in December 2016 and proposed approval of the attainment demonstration in May 2018. (texas.gov)
  • The base year for the Molecular Quality Controls market study has been considered 2017, the historic year 2015 and 2016, the forecast period considered is from 2018 to 2025. (aperturegames.com)
  • Please refer to the 2017-2018 Laboratory Procedures Manual for more details. (cdc.gov)
  • The awards will be presented during AHCA/NCALs 69th Annual Convention and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 7-10, 2018. (businesspress24.com)
  • On August 21, 2017, the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) comprehensive comments in response to the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule. (asahq.org)
  • Resident Physician and Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Students winners will be announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists winners will be announced at the 2018 Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress. (apsf.org)
  • Out of the cities where Air Quality Index (AQI) bulletin is issued by the CPCB, Patna in December 2018 remained the most polluted city of India. (medindia.net)
  • Quality improvement (QI) coaching improves human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage, but effects of coaching have been small, and little is known about how and when QI coaching works. (cdc.gov)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides funding for immunization quality improvement (QI) coaching to 61 state, local, and territorial immunization programs, with the goal of increasing immunization rates for routinely recommended vaccines, including HPV vaccine (3). (cdc.gov)
  • The goal of this training is: Development of Quality Improvement Plans, as a component of a County's DMC-ODS Implementation Plan, that complies with the State Department of Health Care Services (DMC) Terms and Conditions. (eventbrite.com)
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION (August, 31) - The APSF Committee on Education and Training, under the direction of APSF leadership, announces the third annual and expanded APSF Trainee Quality Improvement Program. (apsf.org)
  • Bin Kalban said the sector will also implement AHA (American Heart Association) GTWG (Get With The Guidelines) hospital quality improvement program for care of heart failure patients in Dubai Hospital, Rashid Hospital and Hatta Hospital. (godubai.com)
  • CNLs and the Quality Systems team are important resources for strategic planning for quality and performance improvement (objectives, priorities, expectations, deliverables, and timelines). (strategiesfornursemanagers.com)
  • Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. (businesspress24.com)
  • I applaud Carriage Inn of Steubenville for taking this important step towards quality improvement, said the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Board of Overseers Chair Alana Wolfe. (businesspress24.com)
  • In contrast, trends in care deficiencies, nurse staffing levels, and clinical quality measures indicated potential improvement in nursing home quality. (gao.gov)
  • For references , please go to https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/air-quality-in-europe-2018 or scan the QR code. (europa.eu)
  • Carriage Inn of Steubenville](https://capitalhealthcarenetwork.com/nursing-rehabilitation-centers/carriage-inn-of-steubenville) is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our residents and families. (businesspress24.com)
  • With absolute quality as a focus, Luminator Aerospace performs extensive light and color measurement tests on each sign that they manufacture. (qualitymag.com)
  • citation needed] For companies with significant research efforts, data quality can include developing protocols for research methods, reducing measurement error, bounds checking of data, cross tabulation, modeling and outlier detection, verifying data integrity, etc.[citation needed] There are a number of theoretical frameworks for understanding data quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following the release of the initial draft guidance in July 2015, industry groups pushed back against FDA's proposal, asking FDA to be more forthcoming with how it would use the quality metrics, and questioning the agency's legal authority to mandate such a program. (raps.org)
  • Agency Activities: Air Quality (FY2017-2018) The following summarizes the agency's activities regarding criteria pollutant standards, requirements under various federal air quality standards, evaluating health effects, the Air Pollutant Watch List, shale oil and gas, environmental research and development, and major incentive programs. (texas.gov)
  • Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND - Altru Health Foundation announced this week that Altru's Gala 2018 will benefit Home Visits, Improving Quality of Life. (altru.org)
  • We are particularly enthusiastic about Virtual Group implementation for 2018. (ncqa.org)
  • As the TCEQ develops plans-region by region-to address air quality issues, it revises the State Implementation Plan (SIP) and submits these revisions to the EPA. (texas.gov)
  • Manage activities involved with the successful implementation and oversight of systems associated with the quality management of a contract research organization. (postjobfree.com)
  • Directed activities involved with the successful implementation and oversight of systems associated with the Quality Management of clinical trial manufacturing and in-licensing of oral solid dosage pharmaceuticals. (postjobfree.com)
  • Directed activities involved with the successful implementation and oversight of systems associated with the Quality Management of small volume parenteral drugs, biologics and veterinary products and medical devices within a contract manufacturing organization. (postjobfree.com)
  • Attaining the ozone standards continue to be the biggest air quality challenge in Texas. (texas.gov)
  • The DFW area was required to attain the 2008 eight-hour ozone standard by July 20, 2018, and the HGB area was required to do so by July 20, 2015. (texas.gov)
  • The FDA cited API manufacturer CIL Isotope Separations after an inspection of its Xenia, Ohio facility revealed quality control issues, investigational deficiencies and other violations. (fdanews.com)
  • 2) 'Palliative care' means an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the issues associated with chronic life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and assessment, reduced hospital readmissions and treatment of pain and other conditions associated with chronic illness, including physical, psychosocial, and spiritual. (scstatehouse.gov)
  • Health care is among the top campaign issues for Colorado voters, with one-fifth of voter saying education (21 percent), health care (21 percent), and housing costs (18 percent) are the top issues for the 2018 gubernatorial candidates to talk about. (kff.org)
  • Buyers can receive a partial refund, and keep the item(s) if they are not as described or with quality issues by negotiating directly with seller within 30 days from the day the item(s) were received. (dhgate.com)
  • Data quality issues. (ihrim.co.uk)
  • GAO also found that data issues complicated CMS's ability to assess nursing home quality trends. (gao.gov)
  • The SBS Quality Database is a simple, inexpensive, ISO 9001 compliant software program that allows small businesses to efficiency manage the Quality System. (capterra.com)
  • Under the revised draft, FDA says the program will begin with a voluntary phase that will run into 2018, after which the agency says it intends to make the program mandatory. (raps.org)
  • The revised draft guidance also narrows the scope of the program by cutting the number of metrics the agency plans to ask for, and allows companies more flexibility with quality metrics reporting by both product and site. (raps.org)
  • The 2018 program hosts tracts for resident physician anesthesiologists, student registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistant graduate students. (apsf.org)
  • Late in the afternoon on Thursday, Nov. 2, CMS published the 1,653-page calendar-year 2018 QPP final rule, under the MACRA law, affecting Medicare-participating physicians covered either under the MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) program, or participating in APMs (advanced payment models). (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • According to CMS, the final rule includes a number of policies designed to provide clinicians with a smoother transition to the Quality Payment Program. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • When you focus on the quality payment program in MIPS, I think CMS telegraphed that they want to provide much more flexibility and are looking for ways to make the program more feasible for docs, and I think the final rule really does follow through with that intention. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • Donor's gifts to this year's Gala will help to expand this program, improving the quality of life for these individuals and literally saving lives. (altru.org)
  • Also visit the New England Quality Payment Program Support Center at neqpp.org . (vtmd.org)
  • The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading association for long term and post-acute care. (businesspress24.com)
  • The program honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. (businesspress24.com)
  • In addition to lost income, a Congressionally-mandated commission, argued that the VA disability benefits program should compensate veterans for non-economic losses, particularly with regard to a veteran's overall quality of life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Given the association between financial toxicity and these outcomes, these three financial toxicity questions may help identify vulnerable older patients and allow providers to intervene sooner and thereby enhance the quality of care patients receive," concluded the study authors. (ascopost.com)
  • This clinician is a Master's prepared Advanced Generalist nurse who builds quality measures in patient care outcomes and implements evidence-based practice principles at the clinical point of care and service. (strategiesfornursemanagers.com)
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released a revised version of its proposal to collect quality metrics data from drugmakers in response to protests from industry. (raps.org)
  • Speaking at a public hearing in August 2015, Pharmaceutical Researcher and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) questioned whether FDA had the "legal authority to require manufacturers to develop and submit the requested quality metrics data," without going through the necessary steps of a rule. (raps.org)
  • Anders Gilberg, senior vice president of government affairs at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), said in a statement, "MGMA is very disappointed that CMS quadrupled the length of the quality reporting period under MIPS from the current 90 days to 365 days in 2018. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • CMS is in effect prioritizing quantity over quality and giving physicians less than 60 days to prepare for the 2018 MIPS requirements. (healthcare-informatics.com)
  • Nationally, DHBs maintained an average of 85 percent compliance in quarter 1, 2018, compared with 62 percent in the baseline in quarter 3, 2012. (hqsc.govt.nz)
  • To monitor compliance with these standards, CMS enters into agreements with state survey agencies to conduct on-site surveys of the state's homes and also collects other data on nursing home quality. (gao.gov)
  • We own a modern and efficient R&D laboratory, that supports both production quality control and development of new products. (hannovermesse.de)
  • It also formulated, at the oral proceedings, the objective technical problem solved by the invention along these lines as the provision of a more efficient and reliable system for 'quality control' of tests in a laboratory. (epo.org)
  • 1.3 Both the examining division and the appellant refer to 'quality control' in their argumentation. (epo.org)
  • The data available with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for Patna shows that 48 per cent of the total days had either "moderate" or "satisfactory" air quality, while the remaining 52 per cent saw "poor" or "severe" quality of air. (medindia.net)
  • However, LEDs and colored overlays supplied for sign manufacture can vary in consistency from part to part in terms of color and brightness, making quality control a major focus of Luminator's operations. (qualitymag.com)
  • Clearly, quality control is more beneficial before the international rollout of a faulty product, and computed tomography is increasingly being used for inspection across the electronics, aerospace and automotive industries, in addition to research projects for one-of-a-kind prototypes and other valuable specimen. (qualitymag.com)
  • The firm's quality control unit failed to conduct investigations or test incoming materials and the unit was not separated from other departments, according to the Form 483 report. (fdanews.com)
  • The FDA hit Lannett Company with a Form 483 for quality control procedures and batch production and control record shortcomings. (fdanews.com)
  • The agency cited its Seymour, Indiana facility, which it inspected in February 2018, for having deficient batch and control records. (fdanews.com)
  • To this end, its factory has implemented such strict quality control systems whereby it has obtained ISO14001 and ISO 9001 certifications for environmental and quality management systems, in addition to its CNAS certification. (dataweek.co.za)
  • Assisted the Quality Control Coordinator when needed and performed quality control duties in her absence. (postjobfree.com)
  • One framework, dubbed "Zero Defect Data" (Hansen, 1991) adapts the principles of statistical process control to data quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • On Wednesday, the Pensacola Young Professionals released the results of its 2018 Quality of Life Community Report during an event at the Perfect Plain Brewing Co. in downtown Pensacola. (pnj.com)
  • This management report includes more than 650 items organized in three sections covering all aspects of quality manufacturing. (fdanews.com)
  • What if you report on more than 6 quality measures? (aao.org)
  • Report more than 6 quality measures to give yourself a margin of error. (aao.org)
  • It's also interesting to note that while Vienna takes the top spot in the Mercer Quality of Life Study, it also features pretty high-second place, to be exact-on the 2017 Global Livability Report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which also tracks conditions such as infrastructure, education, and stability. (domino.com)
  • and a higher prevalence of poor quality of life (41% vs 22%) compared to patients who do not report financial hardship. (ascopost.com)
  • Throughout the year, Patna, the capital city of Bihar did not see even a single 'good' air quality day, from the reports released by the Center for Environment and Energy Development (CEED). (medindia.net)
  • Well, according to Mercer's 20th Annual Quality of Living Survey , Vienna's topped the list once again, for the ninth year in a row, thus making it the best city to live, particularly for expats. (domino.com)
  • The reduction is estimated to have saved $2.13 million in the year ending March 2018, based on an estimate of $47,000 for a fall with a fractured neck of femur. (hqsc.govt.nz)
  • The new attainment deadline was July 20, 2018, with a 2017 attainment year, which is the year that the area was required to measure attainment of the applicable standard. (texas.gov)
  • by collecting scientific data about patient quality of life after a treatment, we can better determine what constitutes good care. (government.nl)
  • Founded in 1971 by Angelo Dalle Molle, an Italian industrialist and patron of the arts, its objective is to promote quality of life through scientific advances, in particular within the field of new technologies. (usi.ch)
  • Jinan Joysun Machinery Co., Ltd., relying on strong technical support, advanced production equipment, excellent processing technology and scientific detection methods, we ensure product quality and delivery time, and provide a fully optimized technical solution according to your requirements. (digit-life.com)
  • The firm's quality unit didn't properly oversee its operations, procedures and systems, the agency said in a Form 483. (fdanews.com)
  • This payment penalty will be applied to 2018 payments either at the individual level via NPI/TIN combination or at the group or TIN level, depending on the reporting option of the EP or practice. (asahq.org)
  • However, these growing challenges offer expanding opportunities for developing partnerships with your nurse manager, CNLs, and interprofessional team members to improve quality, practice, and competency in managing unit operations and coordinating patient care. (strategiesfornursemanagers.com)
  • The evaluation of the status of air quality is based mainly on reported ambient air measurements, in conjunction with modelling data and data on anthropogenic emissions and their evolution over time. (europa.eu)
  • The course starts with learning of Analytical techniques, Biological evaluation and related techniques, Quality Management, etc. (indiastudychannel.com)
  • To help ensure modifications do not adversely affect CMS's ability to assess nursing home quality, GAO recommended that CMS monitor modifications of essential oversight activities to better understand the effects on nursing home quality oversight. (gao.gov)
  • Such monitoring is important for CMS to better understand how its oversight modifications affect nursing home quality and to improve its oversight given limited resources. (gao.gov)
  • Although CMS and others have reported some potential improvements in nursing home quality, questions have been raised about nursing home quality and weaknesses in CMS oversight. (gao.gov)
  • CMS did not regularly audit selected quality data including nurse staffing and clinical data (for example, on residents with pressure ulcers) to ensure their accuracy. (gao.gov)
  • GAO continues to believe that regular audits are needed to ensure the accuracy and comparability of nursing home quality data. (gao.gov)
  • A systems-theoretical approach influenced by American pragmatism expands the definition of data quality to include information quality, and emphasizes the inclusiveness of the fundamental dimensions of accuracy and precision on the basis of the theory of science (Ivanov, 1972). (wikipedia.org)
  • You can download the full January-March 2018 QSM results (1.3 MB, PDF) or view the commentary and interactive charts below. (hqsc.govt.nz)
  • Achieving JCI certification will enhance patient care processes and clinical quality results. (godubai.com)
  • Microcystins were detected in all six samples collected on Mantua Reservoir on May 30, 2018, according to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test results from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) lab. (utah.gov)
  • We testified that CMS's data showed mixed results-they showed an increase in consumer complaints along with improvements in the quality of care. (gao.gov)
  • Our main cosmetics and beauty equipment wholesale business, please call ordering, we provide a reasonable wholesale price of high-quality products. (dhgate.com)
  • These can be broken down into four main topics: calibration, customer service, quality and convenience. (glassonweb.com)
  • We support the proposal to establish a 15-point threshold for avoiding performance penalties for CY 2018. (ncqa.org)
  • CAS DataLoggers and T&D have teamed to offer customers an ideal solution for monitoring indoor air quality and HVAC&R system performance: the new TR-76Ui CO2 + Temperature + Humidity Logger. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Testing and assuring high quality performance of website. (freshersworld.com)
  • New microwave design for 2018 High quality vacuum dryer for fruit and vegetable ,lyophilizer freeze dryer ,used dry cleaning equipment connection is adopted with international standard parts, which is easy to dismantle or install and has reliable sealing performance. (digit-life.com)
  • Jinan Joysun Machinery Co., Ltd. for thawing of meat products and seafood, the equipment has stable performance, reliable quality and short thawing time. (digit-life.com)
  • This capability makes it possible for bottle manufacturers to produce bottles with less material and thinner sidewalls while still maintaining desired quality and performance characteristics. (agrintl.com)
  • As a recipient of the Bronze - Commitment to Quality Award, Carriage Inn of Steubenville may now move forward in developing approaches and achieving performance levels that meet the Silver - Achievement in Quality Award criteria. (businesspress24.com)
  • Our members have the security and peace of mind with in-network access to the top-ranked hospitals as well as the concierge support of our top-quality member services. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Sir David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, said: "I am delighted that Andrea's contribution to public services and specifically to the quality and safety of adult social care has been recognised by this richly deserved honour. (cqc.org.uk)
  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Patient-Centered Specialty Practices (PCSPs) have demonstrated commitment to improving cost and quality and therefore make ideal virtual group partners. (ncqa.org)
  • The methods of breeding, quality of fodder, the shelter management and housing practices with respect to open area and cleanliness, are some of the factors taken into consideration. (medindia.net)
  • It provides a snapshot of air quality based on data from official monitoring stations (via Air Quality e-reporting) in the cities included in the Urban Audit project. (europa.eu)
  • As per the findings, based on data from the real-time air quality monitoring station in Patna, the city in the month of December witnessed the worst air when 51 per cent days had air quality in "severe" category. (medindia.net)
  • This work provides a historical overview of optical technologies used in power quality monitoring, discussing technological, economics, standards and practical installation aspects. (spie.org)
  • Studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other groups acknowledge that indoor air quality is, on an average, five times worse than outdoor air quality. (pcimag.com)