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Quality System Implementation in Health Care Establishments
Karun Dev Sharma MD

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Edition 1/e
Publish Year2014
Size 4.75" X 7"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Quick Overview
Quality in health care is a relatively new concept in India, more so in the government set up. Private health care establishments have been undergoing quality certification and accreditation since quite a time. After catering to the upscaling of health facilities under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) (2005–2012), now the focus of the Government is on the quality aspect of health services. In pursuance of this objective, the Government has initiated a project for implementation of quality process in public health care hospitals/facilities starting from EAG states. Furthermore considering the potential scope of health insurance sector and opening of medical tourism, quality accreditation for hospital and health sector will gain importance in future.

This edition is an effort to enlighten the staff and students of medical, paramedical, public health institutions/organizations and hospitals, to the concept of quality in health care establishments. The book covers the history, principles and terminologies used in the field of quality. It puts forward the basics in generic implementation of a quality system in a health care establishment and enlists some of the commonly used quality systems. Relevant tables, figures, glossary and annexures have been included to simplify the concept and its understanding.

The prospective editions aim to augment the scope of the book with respect to focus on each hospital/health service department and activities for continual improvement.
Key Features
• Introduces essential knowledge on the concept of quality in health care

• Presents the historical aspect of quality management in general and in health care

• Goes through principles and terminologies of quality management field

• Puts forward the essentials in generic implementation of a quality system in a health care establishment with a perspective of hospital/health personnel

• Covers in details the monitoring and the surveillance of a quality system

• Informs about individual quality systems such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NAB H), and Joint Commission International (JCI)

• Addresses benefits, hurdles, and cost involved in the implementation of quality systems

• Looks into Government of India initiatives for quality system implementation in health care establishments.

• Highlights the future in the quality field and career choices thereof.
Target Audience
Staff and Students of Medical, Paramedical, Public Health Institutions/Organizations and Hospitals.
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