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1. |||||||||. 100%  Fields D, Roman PM: Total quality management and performance in substance abuse treatment centers. Health Serv Res; 2010 Dec;45(6 Pt 1):1630-49
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  • [Title] Total quality management and performance in substance abuse treatment centers.
  • OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of organizational characteristics of substance abuse treatment centers with their use of quality management practices (total quality management [TQM]) and the contribution of TQM use to a center's provision of comprehensive care and to use of evidence-based treatment practices.
  • The key variables were three TQM practices, the provision of comprehensive treatment services, and the implementation of evidence-based treatment practices.
  • PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In multivariate models, TQM practices were positively related to provision of comprehensive care and use of evidence-based practices.
  • A limited set of organizational characteristics predicted the use of TQM practices.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Substance abuse treatment centers' implementation of TQM processes may be positively related to the quality and cost-effectiveness of care provided.
  • [MeSH-major] Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / organization & administration. Substance Abuse Treatment Centers / standards. Total Quality Management

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  • (PMID = 20698897.001).
  • [ISSN] 1475-6773
  • [Journal-full-title] Health services research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Health Serv Res
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NIDA NIH HHS / DA / R01 DA013110-04; United States / NIDA NIH HHS / DA / R01-DA13110; United States / NIDA NIH HHS / DA / R01-DA14482
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS224715; NLM/ PMC2976772
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2. ||||||||.. 81%  Heidari Gorji AM, Farooquie JA: A comparative study of total quality management of health care system in India and Iran. BMC Res Notes; 2011;4:566
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  • [Title] A comparative study of total quality management of health care system in India and Iran.
  • BACKGROUND: Total quality management (TQM) has a great potential to address quality problems in a wide range of industries and improve the organizational performance.
  • The growing need to take initiatives by hospitals in countries like India and Iran to improve the service quality and reduce wastage of resources has inspired the authors to develop a survey instrument to measure health care quality and performance in the two countries.
  • Using ANOVAs, three groups in quality planning and performance have been compared.
  • These results suggested to health care services more attempt to achieve high quality in management and performance.

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  • (PMID = 22204664.001).
  • [ISSN] 1756-0500
  • [Journal-full-title] BMC research notes
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BMC Res Notes
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3260328
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3. ||||||||.. 81%  Das B: Validation Protocol: First Step of a Lean-Total Quality Management Principle in a New Laboratory Set-up in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Indian J Clin Biochem; 2011 Jul;26(3):235-43
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  • [Title] Validation Protocol: First Step of a Lean-Total Quality Management Principle in a New Laboratory Set-up in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India.
  • Method validation is pursued as the first step in establishing Lean-Total Quality Management in a new clinical laboratory, in order to eliminate error in test results.

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  • (PMID = 22754186.001).
  • [ISSN] 0974-0422
  • [Journal-full-title] Indian journal of clinical biochemistry : IJCB
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Indian J Clin Biochem
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3162948
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Alkaline phosphatase / Lean concept / Total quality management / Validation
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4. |......... 10%  Virdi MS: Quality considerations in dental education in India. J Dent Educ; 2012 Mar;76(3):372-6
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  • [Title] Quality considerations in dental education in India.
  • Undergraduate dental education programs have grown tremendously in India over the last five to six decades, mainly in the private sector, putting significant pressure on resources including faculty.
  • This has raised concerns about the quality of dental education in the country.
  • This article examines the concept of quality as applicable to higher education.
  • It provides a roadmap for application of quality concepts, including steps for improving the effectiveness of teaching and applying Total Quality Management to dental education.
  • It also makes suggestions for college-level and structural-level changes to meet the requirement of improved quality, which includes the addition of dental education as a subject in postgraduate dental programs.
  • [MeSH-major] Education, Dental / standards. Total Quality Management
  • [MeSH-minor] Benchmarking. Clinical Competence. Competency-Based Education / standards. Comprehension. Educational Measurement. Faculty, Dental / standards. Feedback. Health Services Needs and Demand. Humans. India. Mental Recall. Organizational Objectives. Preceptorship. Private Sector. Problem-Based Learning. Quality Control. Science / education. Teaching / methods. Teaching / standards. Teaching Materials

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  • (PMID = 22383608.001).
  • [ISSN] 1930-7837
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of dental education
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Dent Educ
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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5. |......... 9%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Biomedical Occupations or Disciplines' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; BiomedicalOccupationOr;ManagementTotalQuality:706268130. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/1/25
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  • [Title] 'Biomedical Occupations or Disciplines' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications.
  • There are articles published each month which present 'Biomedical Occupation or Discipline' for 'management total quality'.
  • Tibbets MW et al: Total quality management in clinical virology laboratories.
  • van Reenen JA: The transfer of learning from continuing education to the job: an evaluation of the impact of total quality management courses on health sciences librarians.
  • Sluyter GV: Total quality management in behavioral health care.
  • Podgórski D: Occupational health and safety management in polish enterprises implementing total quality management systems.
  • Lorenzo S et al: [Total quality management and evidence based medicine].
  • Chong Y et al: Clinical nutrition and foodservice personnel in teaching hospitals have different perceptions of total quality management performance.
  • Burnett L: Introduction of total quality management into a clinical chemistry laboratory.
  • Maune S et al: [Measurement of the outcome quality as beginning of total quality management in otorhinolaryngology].
  • James BC: TQM and clinical medicine.
  • Hallawell B: Implementing TQM in a college of nursing and midwifery.

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  • (UID = 706268130.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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6. |......... 7%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Population Groups' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; PopulationGroup;ManagementTotalQuality:706115779. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/3/23
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  • [Title] 'Population Groups' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications.
  • There are articles published each month which present 'Population Group' for 'management total quality'.
  • Lammers JC et al: Total quality management in hospitals: the contributions of commitment, quality councils, teams, budgets, and training to perceived improvement at Veterans Health Administration hospitals.
  • Ritvo RA: The role of governing boards of trustees in promoting total quality management.
  • Mezher T: The transformation of Lebanese firms from ISO 9000 certified to TQM.
  • Gaucher EJ: Administrative simplification: healthcare reform and TQM.
  • Podgórski D: Occupational health and safety management in polish enterprises implementing total quality management systems.
  • Gayed B et al: Redesigning a joint replacement program using Lean Six Sigma in a Veterans Affairs hospital.
  • Murphy FV 3rd: TQM and reform: making some connections.
  • Widtfeldt AK et al: Total quality management in American industry.
  • Dubnicki C et al: The people side of TQM.
  • Trofino AJ: Transformational leadership: moving total quality management to world-class organizations.

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  • (UID = 706115779.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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7. |||||||||. 131%  Al-Hoqail R, Al-Shlash S, Helmi A, Jad Alkareem J, Mirdad I, Abdulmannan Khan M, Abu Al Hamail A: Total quality management in plastic surgery. J Craniofac Surg; 2010 Jan;21(1):10-9
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  • [Title] Total quality management in plastic surgery.
  • BACKGROUND: Quality management in plastic surgery has been limited to audit reports of individual clinical conditions, procedures and their outcomes, mortality rates, or other individual aspects of the field.
  • It is an overview of auditing in plastic surgery with a new expansion vision of the concept of total quality management in plastic surgery including the executable component (new data collection forms) that leads to the complete quality cycle.
  • [MeSH-major] Military Medicine / standards. Surgery, Plastic / standards. Total Quality Management

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  • (PMID = 20072028.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-3732
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of craniofacial surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Craniofac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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8. |||||||||. 129%  Carman JM, Shortell SM, Foster RW, Hughes EF, Boerstler H, O' Brien JL, O'Connor EJ: Keys for successful implementation of total quality management in hospitals. Health Care Manage Rev; 2010 Oct-Dec;35(4):283-93
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  • [Title] Keys for successful implementation of total quality management in hospitals.
  • Editor's Note: This article reports the findings of an analysis of the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) or total quality management (TQM) programs in 10 hospitals.
  • This article first appeared in Health Care Management Review 21(1), 48-60.

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  • [ReprintOf] Health Care Manage Rev. 1996 Winter;21(1):48-60 [8647690.001]
  • (PMID = 20844354.001).
  • [ISSN] 1550-5030
  • [Journal-full-title] Health care management review
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Health Care Manage Rev
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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9. |||||||||. 120%  Jiang RY, Fu S, Li B: [The application of total quality management (TQM) in quality management of radiation therapy]. Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi; 2009 Mar;33(2):131-3
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  • [Title] [The application of total quality management (TQM) in quality management of radiation therapy].
  • The strategies and methods of the total quality management (TQM) need to applied in quality management of radiation therapy.
  • We should improve the level of quality control and quality assurance in radiation therapy.
  • By establishing quality control system in radiation therapy, standardization of radiation therapy workflow, strengthening quality control of devices and physical technique and paying attention to safety protection and staff training.
  • [MeSH-major] Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration. Radiotherapy. Total Quality Management
  • [MeSH-minor] Quality Control

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  • (PMID = 19565799.001).
  • [ISSN] 1671-7104
  • [Journal-full-title] Zhongguo yi liao qi xie za zhi = Chinese journal of medical instrumentation
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi
  • [Language] chi
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
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10. |||||||||. 117%  Talib F, Rahman Z, Azam M: Best practices of total quality management implementation in health care settings. Health Mark Q; 2011 Jul-Sep;28(3):232-52
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  • [Title] Best practices of total quality management implementation in health care settings.
  • Due to the growing prominence of total quality management (TQM) in health care, the present study was conducted to identify the set of TQM practices for its successful implementation in healthcare institutions through a systematic review of literature.
  • Eight supporting TQM practices, such as top-management commitment, teamwork and participation, process management, customer focus and satisfaction, resource management, organization behavior and culture, continuous improvement, and training and education were identified as best practices for TQM implementation in any health care setting.
  • [MeSH-major] Health Services Administration. Program Development / methods. Total Quality Management / methods

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  • (PMID = 21815741.001).
  • [ISSN] 1545-0864
  • [Journal-full-title] Health marketing quarterly
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Health Mark Q
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
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11. |||||||||. 114%  Alhoqail RA: Self-audit in plastic surgery: toward total quality management of personal professional practice. J Craniofac Surg; 2011 Mar;22(2):409-14
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  • [Title] Self-audit in plastic surgery: toward total quality management of personal professional practice.
  • A new concept of total quality management of personal professional practice (TQM-PPP) is introduced.
  • Six complications were detected.
  • However, no significant difference was detected between adults and pediatric age groups or between elective and emergency cases with respect to total hospital stay.
  • Various academic achievements in the same period and the pyramid of TQM-PPP are included.
  • Identifying the zone of practice of the individual consultant/health professional, designing audit tools for each, and accurate record keeping; using specific staff for data collection, entry, and analysis; and developing outcome evaluation techniques from patients and health care providers are the tools to achieve TQM-PPP.
  • [MeSH-major] Medical Audit. Professional Practice. Surgery, Plastic / standards. Total Quality Management

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  • (PMID = 21403577.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-3732
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of craniofacial surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Craniofac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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12. |||||||||. 108%  Mosadeghrad AM: Essentials of total quality management: a meta-analysis. Int J Health Care Qual Assur; 2014;27(6):544-58
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  • [Title] Essentials of total quality management: a meta-analysis.
  • PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to identify critical successful factors for Total Quality Management (TQM) implementation.
  • DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: A literature review was conducted to explore the critical successful factors for TQM implementation between 1980 and 2010.
  • FINDINGS: A successful TQM implementation need sufficient education and training, supportive leadership, consistent support of top management, customer focus, employee involvement, process management and continuous improvement of processes.
  • PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: From a practical point of view, the findings of this paper provide managers with a practical understanding of the factors that are likely to facilitate TQM implementation in organisations.
  • ORIGINALITY/VALUE: Understanding the factors that are likely to promote TQM implementation would enable managers to develop more effective strategies that will enhance the chances of achieving business excellence.

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  • (PMID = 25115056.001).
  • [ISSN] 0952-6862
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of health care quality assurance
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Health Care Qual Assur
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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13. |||||||||. 106%  Alaraki MS: The impact of critical total quality management practices on hospital performance in the ministry of health hospitals in saudi arabia. Qual Manag Health Care; 2014 Jan-Mar;23(1):59-63
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  • [Title] The impact of critical total quality management practices on hospital performance in the ministry of health hospitals in saudi arabia.
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) offers a method for solving quality and patient safety problems and bringing significant improvement to hospital performance.
  • This research is carried out in an attempt to address this gap, exploring the impact of applying TQM practices on hospital performance in the Saudi Ministry of Health hospitals.
  • The response rate was 67.25% of the total questionnaires distributed.
  • The TQM practices used in the study were as follows: leadership, employee management, information analysis, training, customer focus, continuous improvement, process management, and supplier management.
  • The findings of the research show a significant positive correlation between the 8 practices of TQM and hospital performance with a correlation coefficient r value of 0.9 (P = .0001).
  • The study also reveals that Saudi hospitals are facing difficulties in engaging the clinical staff in their quality initiative.
  • Moreover, our findings show that accredited hospitals have significantly applied TQM practices more than unaccredited hospitals.

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  • (PMID = 24368721.001).
  • [ISSN] 1550-5154
  • [Journal-full-title] Quality management in health care
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Qual Manag Health Care
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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14. |||||||||. 103%  Thomas EA: Implementation of occupational health service improvements through application of total quality management processes. AAOHN J; 2011 Jun;59(6):267-73; quiz 274-5
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  • [Title] Implementation of occupational health service improvements through application of total quality management processes.
  • The redesign and implementation, accomplished by a cross-functional team using Total Quality Management processes, resulted in a comprehensive occupational health services department that realized significant cost reduction, increased compliance with regulatory and company requirements, and improved employee satisfaction.
  • [MeSH-major] Occupational Health Nursing / standards. Occupational Health Services / standards. Total Quality Management / methods

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  • (PMID = 21598854.001).
  • [ISSN] 0891-0162
  • [Journal-full-title] AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • [ISO-abbreviation] AAOHN J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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15. |||||||||. 101%  Gregori D, Napolitano G, Scarinzi C, Semeraro A, Rosato R, Pagano E, Zigon G, Gabassi P: Knowledge, practice and faith on Total Quality Management principles among workers in the Health Care System: evidence from an Italian investigation. J Eval Clin Pract; 2009 Feb;15(1):69-75
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  • [Title] Knowledge, practice and faith on Total Quality Management principles among workers in the Health Care System: evidence from an Italian investigation.
  • BACKGROUND: The implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) principles in the sanitary field, in order to be effective, requires a radical change in management practice as well as the organizational culture and its philosophy.
  • OBJECTIVES: This study surveys how well TQM principles are known and understood by health care professionals from the employees' point of view and the factors affecting it.
  • MEASURES: The Total Quality Test was used, a novel and quick instrument aimed at routine assessment of the penetration and interiorization of TQM principles within the health care structure.
  • RESULTS: Direct exposure to public, job role and time spent working within the same structure have been proved related to the penetration of TQM principles, whereas previous formative intervention did not prove to be associated with the penetration of TQM principles.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of a quick and simple instrument to monitor the TQM implementation highlighted several critical areas for intervention.
  • [MeSH-major] Delivery of Health Care. Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice. Total Quality Management / utilization

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  • (PMID = 19239584.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2753
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of evaluation in clinical practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Eval Clin Pract
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
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16. |||||||||. 98%  Hartrumpf M, Claus T, Erb M, Albes JM: Surgeon performance index: tool for assessment of individual surgical quality in total quality management. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg; 2009 May;35(5):751-8
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  • [Title] Surgeon performance index: tool for assessment of individual surgical quality in total quality management.
  • BACKGROUND: The surgeon's individual performance is a key component of total quality management (TQM) in cardiac surgery.
  • SPI is therefore an effective tool to assess individual surgical quality and serves as an instrument for human resource management and development.
  • [MeSH-major] Cardiac Surgical Procedures / standards. Medical Staff, Hospital / standards. Total Quality Management / methods

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  • [CommentIn] Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 May;35(5):758-9 [19167905.001]
  • (PMID = 19272786.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-734X
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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17. |||||||||. 97%  Askarian M, Heidarpoor P, Assadian O: A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran. Waste Manag; 2010 Nov;30(11):2321-6
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  • [Title] A total quality management approach to healthcare waste management in Namazi Hospital, Iran.
  • Medical waste management is a worldwide issue.
  • MATERIALS AND METHODS: Namazi Hospital was selected as a study site with an aim to achieving a significant decrease in infectious waste and implementing a total quality management (TQM) method.
  • RESULTS: Before the introduction of the new guidelines and the new waste management concept, weight of total waste was 6.67 kg per occupied bed per day (kg/occupied bed/day), of which 73% was infectious and 27% non-infectious waste.
  • After intervention, total waste was reduced to 5.92 kg/occupied bed/day, of which infectious waste represented 61% and non-infectious waste 30%.
  • The implementation of a new waste management concept achieved a 26% reduction in infectious waste.
  • CONCLUSION: A structured waste management concept together with clear definitions and staff training will result in waste reduction, consequently leading to decreased expenditure in healthcare settings.
  • [MeSH-minor] Guidelines as Topic. Health Facilities. Hospitals. Humans. Inservice Training. Iran. Program Development. Total Quality Management. Waste Management / methods

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20655724.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-2456
  • [Journal-full-title] Waste management (New York, N.Y.)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Waste Manag
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Hazardous Waste; 0 / Medical Waste; 0 / Medical Waste Disposal
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18. |||||||||. 93%  Okubo S, Miyata H, Tomotaki A, Motomura N, Murakami A, Ono M, Iwanaka T: [Total quality management of clinical database]. Kyobu Geka; 2013 Jun;66(6):485-9
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  • [Title] [Total quality management of clinical database].
  • Balancing efficacy and propriety for maximization of patients' and societal benefit is one of the important responsibilities of database management organizations.
  • In addition, assessment of data quality such as audit and feedback is useful for enhancing accuracy and reliability of clinical databases.
  • [MeSH-minor] Data Collection. Humans. Research Design. Total Quality Management

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  • (PMID = 23917055.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-5252
  • [Journal-full-title] Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Kyobu Geka
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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19. |||||||||. 86%  Al-Hoqail RA, Fadaak H, Wafa AW: Burn injuries at a university hospital in Saudi Arabia: an audit and concept of total quality management, 1997-2003. J Craniofac Surg; 2011 Mar;22(2):404-8
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  • [Title] Burn injuries at a university hospital in Saudi Arabia: an audit and concept of total quality management, 1997-2003.
  • This is the first time the concept of total quality management in burn injuries is proposed.
  • Total number of cases is 240.
  • Sixty-six cases (28.2%) were operated on.
  • No significant difference was observed between pediatric age groups and adults (>18 years old), also for electrical versus nonelectrical burns in relation to total hospital stay.
  • Similar observations were made among various age groups with respect to total hospital stay.
  • Recommendations and the newly proposed zone of practice and concept of total quality management in burn injuries are included.
  • [MeSH-major] Burns / surgery. Facial Injuries / surgery. Total Quality Management

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  • (PMID = 21403564.001).
  • [ISSN] 1536-3732
  • [Journal-full-title] The Journal of craniofacial surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Craniofac Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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20. ||||||||.. 81%  Ingen-Housz-Oro S, Amici JM, Roy-Geffroy B, Ostojic A, Domergue Than Trong E, Buffard V, Lafaye S, Moreno JC, Goldszal S, Mirkamali A, Plaquet JL, Thuillot D, Meningaud JP, Wolkenstein P, Chosidow O: Dermatosurgery: total quality management in a dermatology department. Dermatology; 2012;225(3):204-9
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  • [Title] Dermatosurgery: total quality management in a dermatology department.
  • Performance measurement is organized worldwide to improve the quality of health care.
  • [MeSH-major] Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / standards. Dermatology / standards. Perioperative Care / standards. Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards. Total Quality Management / standards

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
  • (PMID = 23128401.001).
  • [ISSN] 1421-9832
  • [Journal-full-title] Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Dermatology (Basel)
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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21. ||||...... 43%  Implementation of occupational health service improvements through application of total quality management processes. AAOHN J; 2011 Jun 1;59(6):274-5
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  • [Title] Implementation of occupational health service improvements through application of total quality management processes.

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  • (PMID = 24601868.001).
  • [ISSN] 0891-0162
  • [Journal-full-title] AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • [ISO-abbreviation] AAOHN J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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22. |......... 12%  Taĭts BM, Krichmar GN, Stvolinskiĭ IIu, Grandilevskaia OL: [The organization of system of quality management in large multitype hospital]. Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med; 2013 Mar-Apr;(2):34-8
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  • [Title] [The organization of system of quality management in large multitype hospital].
  • The article presents the characteristics and assessment of functioning of model of quality management in large multitype hospital.
  • The results of work of the municipal hospital of Saint Venerable martyr Elizabeth of St Petersburg concerning the implementation of system of quality management in 2001-2011 of the foundation of principles of total quality management of medical service and principles of quality management according international standards ISO and their Russian analogues.
  • [MeSH-major] Hospitals / standards. Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration. Total Quality Management / organization & administration

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  • (PMID = 23808042.001).
  • [ISSN] 0869-866X
  • [Journal-full-title] Problemy sot͡sialʹnoĭ gigieny, zdravookhranenii͡a i istorii medit͡siny / NII sot͡sialʹnoĭ gigieny, ėkonomiki i upravlenii͡a zdravookhraneniem im. N.A. Semashko RAMN ; AO "Assot͡siat͡sii͡a 'Medit͡sinskai͡a literatura'."
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med
  • [Language] rus
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Russia (Federation)
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23. |......... 9%  Popken G: [Quality assurance in andrological surgery]. Urologe A; 2011 Jan;50(1):17-9
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  • [Title] [Quality assurance in andrological surgery].
  • Total quality management in andrology does exist for different lab diagnostics and endocrinology, not however for andrological surgery.
  • Scientific investigations and comparisons to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of certain procedures as well as advanced training courses held by professional societies are commendable, but do not reach the level of modern high-class total quality management.
  • [MeSH-major] Andrology / standards. Genital Diseases, Male / surgery. Genitalia, Male / surgery. Practice Guidelines as Topic. Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards. Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / standards. Urogenital Surgical Procedures / standards

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  • (PMID = 21161161.001).
  • [ISSN] 1433-0563
  • [Journal-full-title] Der Urologe. Ausg. A
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Urologe A
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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24. |......... 9%  Kirsch M, Vogg I, Hosten N, Flessa S: Quality management in a radiological practice: experiences with a certification for DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. Eur J Radiol; 2010 Jul;75(1):e1-8
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  • [Title] Quality management in a radiological practice: experiences with a certification for DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.
  • This paper describes the introduction of a total quality management system in a radiological practice.
  • The implementation of the quality management system had to overcome a number of barriers, for instance, legal obligations of a partnership association, leadership problems, and the fear to loose all hindered implementation.
  • The knowledge of these barriers induces a faster and cheaper implementation of a quality management system in a radiological practice as a foundation of improved quality and competitiveness.
  • [MeSH-major] Certification / standards. Practice Guidelines as Topic. Private Practice / standards. Radiology / standards. Total Quality Management / organization & administration. Total Quality Management / standards
  • [MeSH-minor] Germany. Internationality. Quality Assurance, Health Care

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 19447575.001).
  • [ISSN] 1872-7727
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
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25. |......... 8%  De Vos P, Orduñez-García P, Santos-Peña M, Van der Stuyft P: Public hospital management in times of crisis: lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996-2008). Health Policy; 2010 Jun;96(1):64-71
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  • [Title] Public hospital management in times of crisis: lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996-2008).
  • Less publicized is the country's experience in public hospital management.
  • After a harsh economic crisis in the first half of the 1990s had brought the Cienfuegos hospital near to collapse, from 1996 onwards the hospital management team took advantage of the incipient economic recovery to launch an ambitious recovery process.
  • An individual and collective performance evaluation system was elaborated in a participatory way, and further evolved into a 'total quality management' process.
  • [MeSH-major] Hospitals, Public / organization & administration. Total Quality Management

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  • [Copyright] Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • [ReprintIn] MEDICC Rev. 2010 Spring;12(2):37-43 [20486412.001]
  • (PMID = 20106544.001).
  • [ISSN] 1872-6054
  • [Journal-full-title] Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Health Policy
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
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26. |......... 8%  Mosadeghrad AM: Obstacles to TQM success in health care systems. Int J Health Care Qual Assur; 2013;26(2):147-73
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  • [Title] Obstacles to TQM success in health care systems.
  • PURPOSE: Many healthcare organisations have found it difficult to implement total quality management (TQM) successfully.
  • The aim of this paper is to explore the barriers to TQM successful implementation in the healthcare sector.
  • DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH: This paper reports a literature review exploring the major reasons for the failure of TQM programmes in healthcare organisations.
  • FINDINGS: TQM implementation and its impact depend heavily on the ability of managers to adopt and adapt its values and concepts in professional healthcare organisations.
  • Unsuccessful TQM efforts in healthcare organisations can be attributed to the strongly departmentalised, bureaucratic and hierarchical structure, professional autonomy, tensions between managers and professionals and the difficulties involved in evaluating healthcare processes and outcomes.
  • Other obstacles to TQM success include lack of consistent managers' and employees' commitment to and involvement in TQM implementation, poor leadership and management, lack of a quality-oriented culture, insufficient training, and inadequate resources.
  • PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS: The findings of this article provide policy makers and managers with a practical understanding of the factors that are likely to obstruct TQM implementation in the healthcare sector.
  • ORIGINALITY/VALUE: Understanding the factors that obstruct TQM implementation would enable managers to develop more effective strategies for implementing TQM successfully in healthcare organisations.
  • [MeSH-major] Health Services Administration. Total Quality Management / organization & administration

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  • (PMID = 23534150.001).
  • [ISSN] 0952-6862
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of health care quality assurance
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Health Care Qual Assur
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
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27. |......... 7%  Thomas EA: Ergonomic microscope comfort and control. AAOHN J; 2011 Mar;59(3):119-26
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  • Total Quality Management methodology and tools were employed by a multidisciplinary team led by an occupational health nurse practitioner to accomplish the project goals.
  • Occupational health nurses are ideal candidates to lead teams to accomplish meaningful health and safety goals consistent with corporate quality initiatives and strategic objectives.
  • [MeSH-minor] Computers. Health Surveys. Humans. Inservice Training / methods. Program Evaluation. Total Quality Management / methods

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2011, SLACK Incorporated.
  • (PMID = 21366202.001).
  • [ISSN] 0891-0162
  • [Journal-full-title] AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • [ISO-abbreviation] AAOHN J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Clinical Trial; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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28. |......... 7%  Maurer MH, Hamm B, Teichgräber U: ServiceBlueprinting as a service management tool in radiology. Eur J Radiol; 2011 Sep;79(3):333-6
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  • [Title] ServiceBlueprinting as a service management tool in radiology.
  • PURPOSE: To describe the ServiceBlueprint model as a suitable method of service management in clinical medicine using the example of the routine clinical setting of a radiological department.
  • The model could also be used for personnel management in that it helped to define the roles of staff members from different categories in the value-added process.
  • It served as a basis for the implementation of quality management systems according to Total Quality Management (TQM) and DIN-EN-ISO-9001:2000.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The ServiceBlueprint model is a service management concept that is also suitable to visualize medical service processes in routine clinical settings like in a radiology department and has a multifarious potential in process optimization, implementation of quality management systems, and human resources management.
  • [MeSH-major] Models, Organizational. Process Assessment (Health Care). Radiology Department, Hospital / organization & administration. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Total Quality Management

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20605385.001).
  • [ISSN] 1872-7727
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of radiology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Radiol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
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29. |......... 6%  Graves K, Simmons D, Galley MD: Cause-and-effect mapping of critical events. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am; 2010 Jun;22(2):243-51
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  • Modern experts in improving quality have been working in other high-risk industries since the 1920s making structured organizational changes through various frameworks for quality methods including continuous quality improvement and total quality management.
  • [MeSH-major] Data Interpretation, Statistical. Medication Errors / prevention & control. Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / methods. Safety Management / methods. Systems Analysis. Total Quality Management / methods

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20541073.001).
  • [ISSN] 1558-3481
  • [Journal-full-title] Critical care nursing clinics of North America
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anticoagulants; 9005-49-6 / Heparin
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30. |......... 6%  van der Voort PH, van der Veer SN, de Vos ML: The use of indicators to improve the quality of intensive care: theoretical aspects and experiences from the Dutch intensive care registry. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand; 2012 Oct;56(9):1084-91
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  • [Title] The use of indicators to improve the quality of intensive care: theoretical aspects and experiences from the Dutch intensive care registry.
  • In the concept of total quality management that was originally developed in industry, the use of quality indicators is essential.
  • The implementation of quality indicators in the intensive care unit to improve the quality of care is a complex process.
  • This process can be described in seven subsequent steps of an indicator-based quality improvement (IBQI) cycle.
  • With this IBQI cycle, a continuous quality improvement can be achieved with the use of indicator data in a benchmark setting.
  • After the development of evidence-based indicators, a sense of urgency has to be created, registration should start, raw data must be analysed, feedback must be given, and interpretation and conclusions must be made, followed by a quality improvement plan.
  • They should be identified and addressed in a multifaceted quality improvement strategy.
  • [MeSH-major] Intensive Care / standards. Intensive Care / statistics & numerical data. Quality Improvement / statistics & numerical data. Quality Indicators, Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • [MeSH-minor] Benchmarking. Data Interpretation, Statistical. Health Plan Implementation. Humans. Intensive Care Units / standards. Netherlands. Registries. Total Quality Management

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  • [Copyright] © 2012 The Authors. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica © 2012 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation.
  • (PMID = 22490006.001).
  • [ISSN] 1399-6576
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
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31. |......... 6%  Szecsenyi J, Broge B, Willms S, Brodowski M, Götz K: [Benchmarking in ambulatory care practices--The European Practice Assessment (EPA)]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes; 2011;105(5):404-7
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  • The European Practice Assessment (EPA) is a comprehensive quality management which consists of 220 indicators covering 5 domains (infrastructure, people, information, finance, and quality and safety).
  • Furthermore, the results demonstrate that the implementation of total quality management and the re-assessment of the EPA procedure can lead to significant improvements in almost all domains.
  • [MeSH-major] Ambulatory Care / standards. Benchmarking / standards. National Health Programs. Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards. Quality Indicators, Health Care / standards. Total Quality Management / standards

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier GmbH.
  • [ErratumIn] Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2011;105(8):634
  • (PMID = 21767802.001).
  • [ISSN] 1865-9217
  • [Journal-full-title] Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Controlled Clinical Trial; English Abstract; Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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32. |......... 6%  Haller G, Quenon JL: [Quality improvement initiatives in hospitals: which one to choose]. Rev Med Suisse; 2014 May 21;10(431):1143-7
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  • [Title] [Quality improvement initiatives in hospitals: which one to choose].
  • The number of quality improvement initiatives in hospitals has been steadily increasing in the last decades.
  • Most of these initiatives are inspired by three quality control and improvement models developed in the manufacturing industry: the final inspection, the quality assurance and the total quality management.
  • This review should help quality managers and healthcare professionals to choose a model that is best adapted to their needs and expected goals.

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  • (PMID = 24941688.001).
  • [ISSN] 1660-9379
  • [Journal-full-title] Revue médicale suisse
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rev Med Suisse
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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33. |......... 5%  Sussmane JB, Torbati D, Gitlow HS: Measuring the quality of therapeutic apheresis care in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Clin Apher; 2012;27(2):43-50
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  • [Title] Measuring the quality of therapeutic apheresis care in the pediatric intensive care unit.
  • Our goal was to measure the quality of care provided in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) during Therapeutic Apheresis (TA).
  • We then defined each step with a unique clinical indictor (CI) that represented the exact task we felt provided quality care.
  • We measured our performance in this process by the number of times we accomplished the CI vs. the total number of CIs that were to be performed.
  • The degree of compliance, with these clinical indicators, was analyzed and used as a metric for quality by calculating how close the process is running exactly as planned or "in control."
  • We then applied the theory of Total Quality Management (TQM) through our Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) model.
  • We have implemented TQM to increase compliance, thus control, of a highly complex and multidisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care therapy.
  • We have shown a reproducible and scalable measure of quality for a complex clinical process in the PICU, without additional capital expenditure.
  • [MeSH-minor] Algorithms. Family Health. Humans. Intensive Care Units, Pediatric. Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care). Patient Education as Topic. Quality Indicators, Health Care. Quality of Health Care. Reproducibility of Results. Total Quality Management

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
  • (PMID = 22095668.001).
  • [ISSN] 1098-1101
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical apheresis
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Clin Apher
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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34. |......... 5%  Wardhani V, Utarini A, van Dijk JP, Post D, Groothoff JW: Determinants of quality management systems implementation in hospitals. Health Policy; 2009 Mar;89(3):239-51
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  • [Title] Determinants of quality management systems implementation in hospitals.
  • OBJECTIVE: To identify the problems and facilitating factors in the implementation of quality management system (QMS) in hospitals through a systematic review.
  • Using the thesaurus terms 'Total Quality Management' and 'Quality Assurance Health Care', combined with the term 'hospital' and 'implement*', we identified 533 publications.
  • A clear distribution of QMS function within the organizational structure is more important than establishing a formal quality structure.
  • In addition to management leadership, physician involvement also plays an important role in implementing QMS.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Six supporting and limiting factors determining QMS implementation are identified in this review.
  • These are the organization culture, design, leadership for quality, physician involvement, quality structure and technical competence.
  • [MeSH-major] Diffusion of Innovation. Hospitals. Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration

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  • (PMID = 18752866.001).
  • [ISSN] 0168-8510
  • [Journal-full-title] Health policy (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Health Policy
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
  • [Number-of-references] 34
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35. |......... 5%  Wischet W, Eitzinger C: [Quality management and safety culture in medicine: context and concepts]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes; 2009;103(8):530-5
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  • [Title] [Quality management and safety culture in medicine: context and concepts].
  • The publication of the IOM report "To err is human: building a safer health system" in 1999 put spotlight on the primacy of the principle of primum non nocere and made patient safety a central topic of quality management.
  • While concepts of quality management have evolved along the lines of ISO and Total Quality Management over the last decades patient safety still has not got the same amount of attention (PubMed).
  • Considering these arguments the present paper aims at emphasizing the importance of an efficient culture of safety for patient safety and quality management in healthcare.
  • [MeSH-major] Culture. Family Practice / standards. Quality Assurance, Health Care. Safety / standards

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  • (PMID = 19998781.001).
  • [ISSN] 1865-9217
  • [Journal-full-title] Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Netherlands
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36. |......... 5%  Lippi G, Chance JJ, Church S, Dazzi P, Fontana R, Giavarina D, Grankvist K, Huisman W, Kouri T, Palicka V, Plebani M, Puro V, Salvagno GL, Sandberg S, Sikaris K, Watson I, Stankovic AK, Simundic AM: Preanalytical quality improvement: from dream to reality. Clin Chem Lab Med; 2011 Jul;49(7):1113-26
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  • [Title] Preanalytical quality improvement: from dream to reality.
  • Abstract Laboratory diagnostics (i.e., the total testing process) develops conventionally through a virtual loop, originally referred to as "the brain to brain cycle" by George Lundberg.
  • Several steps have already been undertaken to increase awareness and establish a governance of this frequently overlooked aspect of the total testing process.
  • As such, this article is aimed at providing readers with significant updates on the total quality management of the preanalytical phase to endeavour further improvement for patient safety throughout this phase of the total testing process.
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnostic Errors. Humans. Patient Identification Systems. Point-of-Care Systems. Quality Control. Specimen Handling

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  • (PMID = 21517699.001).
  • [ISSN] 1434-6621
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine : CCLM / FESCC
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Chem. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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37. |......... 5%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Steroids' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; Steroid;ManagementTotalQuality:705872396. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/5/1
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  • [Title] 'Steroids' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications.
  • Background: There are articles published each month which present 'steroid' for 'management total quality'.
  • Hors C et al: Application of the enterprise management tools Lean Six Sigma and PMBOK in developing a program of research management.
  • Vest JR et al: A critical review of the research literature on Six Sigma, Lean and StuderGroup's Hardwiring Excellence in the United States: the need to demonstrate and communicate the effectiveness of transformation strategies in healthcare.
  • Chand DV: Observational study using the tools of lean six sigma to improve the efficiency of the resident rounding process.
  • Hussain H et al: Evaluation of the performance of a micromethod for measuring urinary iodine by using six sigma quality metrics.
  • Kim YK et al: [Reducing patient waiting time for the outpatient phlebotomy service using six sigma].
  • van den Heuvel J et al: Implementing Six Sigma in The Netherlands.
  • Mills AE et al: Total quality management and the silent patient.
  • Maune S et al: [Measurement of the outcome quality as beginning of total quality management in otorhinolaryngology].
  • Antony J et al: Can Six Sigma be the "cure" for our "ailing" NHS?.
  • Benedetto AR: Six Sigma: not for the faint of heart.

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  • (UID = 705872396.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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38. |......... 5%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Hormones' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; Hormone;ManagementTotalQuality:705403792. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/4/29
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  • [Title] 'Hormones' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications.
  • Background: There are articles published each month which present 'hormone' for 'management total quality'.
  • Hors C et al: Application of the enterprise management tools Lean Six Sigma and PMBOK in developing a program of research management.
  • Vest JR et al: A critical review of the research literature on Six Sigma, Lean and StuderGroup's Hardwiring Excellence in the United States: the need to demonstrate and communicate the effectiveness of transformation strategies in healthcare.
  • Chand DV: Observational study using the tools of lean six sigma to improve the efficiency of the resident rounding process.
  • Hussain H et al: Evaluation of the performance of a micromethod for measuring urinary iodine by using six sigma quality metrics.
  • Kim YK et al: [Reducing patient waiting time for the outpatient phlebotomy service using six sigma].
  • van den Heuvel J et al: Implementing Six Sigma in The Netherlands.
  • Mills AE et al: Total quality management and the silent patient.
  • Maune S et al: [Measurement of the outcome quality as beginning of total quality management in otorhinolaryngology].
  • Antony J et al: Can Six Sigma be the "cure" for our "ailing" NHS?.
  • Benedetto AR: Six Sigma: not for the faint of heart.

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  • (UID = 705403792.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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39. |......... 5%  Nishimura K, Yasui M, Nishimura T, Oga T: Clinical pathway for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: method development and five years of experience. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis; 2011;6:365-72
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  • BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials, evidence-based medicine, clinical guidelines, and total quality management are some of the approaches used to render science-based health care services.
  • The clinical pathway for hospitalized patients suffering from acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is poorly established, although a clinical pathway is an integral part of total quality management.

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  • (PMID = 21760723.001).
  • [ISSN] 1178-2005
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] New Zealand
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0 / Bronchodilator Agents
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC3133508
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; AECOPD / COPD / mortality / pulmonary rehabilitation
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40. |......... 5%  Smith KM, Castle NG, Hyer K: Implementation of quality assurance and performance improvement programs in nursing homes: a brief report. J Am Med Dir Assoc; 2013 Jan;14(1):60-1
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  • [Title] Implementation of quality assurance and performance improvement programs in nursing homes: a brief report.
  • The purpose of this article was to investigate nursing homes' (NHs') readiness to implement a quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) program as required by Section 6102 of the Affordable Care Act.
  • (1) current facility approaches to quality, (2) NHA's self-assessed knowledge of QAPI techniques; and (3) the use of QAPI techniques.
  • As rated on a scale of 1 to 10, NHs are more likely to use quality assurance (rating, 7.2) and least likely to use total quality management (rating, 4.1).
  • A gap in knowledge of quality improvement tools has been identified signifying that the new QAPI regulations may pose an issue for NHAs who possibly lack the knowledge and technical expertise to implement a comprehensive QAPI program.
  • [MeSH-major] Nursing Homes / standards. Quality Assurance, Health Care

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2013 American Medical Directors Association, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 23123004.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-9375
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Am Med Dir Assoc
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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41. |......... 4%  Ho CC, Liao CJ: The use of failure mode and effects analysis to construct an effective disposal and prevention mechanism for infectious hospital waste. Waste Manag; 2011 Dec;31(12):2631-7
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  • In recent times, the quality of medical care has been continuously improving in medical institutions wherein patient-centred care has been emphasized.
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has also been promoted as a method of basic risk management and as part of total quality management (TQM) for improving the quality of medical care and preventing mistakes.
  • The analysis revealed the following results regarding medical institutions: (a) FMEA can be used to identify the risk factors of infectious waste disposal. (b) During the infectious waste disposal process, six items were scored over 100 in the assessment of uncontrolled risks: erroneous discarding of infectious waste by patients and their families, erroneous discarding by nursing staff, erroneous discarding by medical staff, cleaning drivers pierced by sharp articles, cleaning staff pierced by sharp articles, and unmarked output units.
  • [MeSH-major] Hospitals. Medical Waste Disposal / methods. Personnel, Hospital / education. Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods. Risk Management / methods

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 21807493.001).
  • [ISSN] 1879-2456
  • [Journal-full-title] Waste management (New York, N.Y.)
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Waste Manag
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Medical Waste Disposal
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42. |......... 4%  Leu JD, Huang YT: An application of business process method to the clinical efficiency of hospital. J Med Syst; 2011 Jun;35(3):409-21
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  • The concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) has come to be applied in healthcare over the last few years.
  • The process management category in the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for Performance Excellence model is designed to evaluate the quality of medical services.
  • [MeSH-minor] Humans. Organizational Case Studies. Quality Indicators, Health Care. Resource Allocation. Taiwan. User-Computer Interface

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  • (PMID = 20703550.001).
  • [ISSN] 0148-5598
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of medical systems
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Med Syst
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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43. |......... 4%  Al-Hussami M, Saleh MY, Abdalkader RH, Mahadeen AI: Predictors of nursing faculty members' organizational commitment in governmental universities. J Nurs Manag; 2011 May;19(4):556-66
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  • BACKGROUND: It is essential for all university leaders to develop and maintain an effective programme of total quality management in a climate that promotes work satisfaction and employee support.
  • IMPLICATION FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: A study of this nature increases the compartment in which faculty administrators monitor the work climate, observe and identify factors that may increase or decrease job satisfaction and the work commitment.

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  • [Copyright] © 2011 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • (PMID = 21569152.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2834
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of nursing management
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Nurs Manag
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
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44. |......... 4%  Iliyasu Z, Abubakar IS, Abubakar S, Lawan UM, Gajida AU: Patients' satisfaction with services obtained from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Northern Nigeria. Niger J Clin Pract; 2010 Dec;13(4):371-8
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  • OBJECTIVE: Periodic patient satisfaction surveys provide feedback to hospital management and staff regarding the quality of services rendered.
  • These surveys have become routine as part of total quality management in developed countries.

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  • (PMID = 21220848.001).
  • [ISSN] 1119-3077
  • [Journal-full-title] Nigerian journal of clinical practice
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Niger J Clin Pract
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
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45. |......... 4%  Albert US, Altland H, Duda V, Engel J, Geraedts M, Heywang-Köbrunner S, Hölzel D, Kalbheim E, Koller M, König K, Kreienberg R, Kühn T, Lebeau A, Nass-Griegoleit I, Schlake W, Schmutzler R, Schreer I, Schulte H, Schulz-Wendtland R, Wagner U, Kopp I: 2008 update of the guideline: early detection of breast cancer in Germany. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol; 2009 Mar;135(3):339-54
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  • The guideline recommends a set of quality indicators to assure resource availability, performance quality and outcomes enhancing total quality management for early breast cancer diagnosis.
  • CONCLUSION: Currently, early detection of breast cancer offers the most promising possibility to optimize the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and, as a result, reduce breast cancer mortality and improve health related quality of life in women.

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  • (PMID = 18661152.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-1335
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Cancer Res. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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46. |......... 4%  Ahmad M, Khan FA, Ahmad SA: Standardization of pathology laboratories in Pakistan: problems and prospects. Clin Biochem; 2009 Mar;42(4-5):259-62
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  • A Total Quality Management System with an internationally recognized accreditation process is the only guarantee of a reliable pathology service.
  • The labs which do not qualify for international standardization would be brought into quality net through a registration process.
  • All such labs will be initiated into a simplified quality management system.

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  • (PMID = 19863917.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-2933
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical biochemistry
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Biochem.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
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47. |......... 4%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Biomedical or Dental Materials' associated with 'Quality Management': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; BiomedicalOrDental;QualityManagement:705986902. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/9/18
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  • [Title] 'Biomedical or Dental Materials' associated with 'Quality Management': Top Publications.
  • There are articles published each month which present 'Biomedical or Dental Material' for 'quality management'.
  • Das B: Validation Protocol: First Step of a Lean-Total Quality Management Principle in a New Laboratory Set-up in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India.
  • Richards KF: Developments in total quality management in the United States: the Intermountain Health Care perspective.
  • Tsutsumi K et al: [Evidence-based quality management of clinical formulations: determination of expiration date of powdered medicine prepared by grinding tablets].
  • Othman D: Negative pressure wound therapy literature review of efficacy, cost effectiveness, and impact on patients' quality of life in chronic wound management and its implementation in the United kingdom.
  • Komaki R et al: Penetration of recommended procedures for lung cancer staging and management in the United States over 10 years: a quality research in radiation oncology survey.
  • Bradley MJ: Meeting the future challenges of air quality management in the United States.
  • Kürzl E: [Hospital risk management and quality management in the United States].
  • Bialasiewicz AA et al: [Conceiving and implementing an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system: quality improvement and efficiency increase over 3 years at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman].
  • Sainfort F et al: A first step in total quality management of nursing facility care: development of an empirical causal model of structure, process and outcome dimensions.
  • Abrams RS: Implications of policy and management decisions on access, quality, and the type of services for the elderly in the United States.

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  • (UID = 705986902.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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48. |......... 4%  Chung KP, Yu TH: Are quality improvement methods a fashion for hospitals in Taiwan? Int J Qual Health Care; 2012 Aug;24(4):371-9
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  • [Title] Are quality improvement methods a fashion for hospitals in Taiwan?
  • OBJECTIVE: This study reviews the rise and fall of the quality improvement (QI) methods implemented by hospitals in Taiwan, and examines the factors related to these methods.
  • On the basis of the authors' classification, seven of the eight QI methods (except for QI team in total quality management) had an implementation depth of almost 70% or higher in the surveyed hospitals.
  • [MeSH-major] Hospital Administration / statistics & numerical data. Quality Improvement / statistics & numerical data
  • [MeSH-minor] Benchmarking. Cross-Sectional Studies. Humans. Job Satisfaction. Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / statistics & numerical data. Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / trends. Ownership / statistics & numerical data. Patient Satisfaction / statistics & numerical data. Quality Indicators, Health Care / statistics & numerical data. Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data. Taiwan

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  • (PMID = 22617804.001).
  • [ISSN] 1464-3677
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care / ISQua
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Qual Health Care
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
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49. |......... 4%  Cooper IF, Siadaty MS: 'Occupational Activities' associated with 'Quality Management': Top Publications. BioMedLib Review; OccupationalActivity;QualityManagement:706208106. ISSN: 2331-5717. 2014/1/24
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  • [Title] 'Occupational Activities' associated with 'Quality Management': Top Publications.
  • There are articles published each month which present 'Occupational Activity' for 'quality management'.
  • Secanell M et al: Deepening our understanding of quality improvement in Europe (DUQuE): overview of a study of hospital quality management in seven countries.
  • Leong TK et al: Using project performance to measure effectiveness of quality management system maintenance and practices in construction industry.
  • Hanson C et al: Expanded Quality Management Using Information Power (EQUIP): protocol for a quasi-experimental study to improve maternal and newborn health in Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Goetz K et al: Effectiveness of a quality management program in dental care practices.
  • Venkatraman NT et al: To err is human: Quality management practices in surgical oral pathology, a safety net for medico-legal complications.
  • Cooper IF et al: 'Medical Devices' associated with 'Management Total Quality': Top Publications.
  • Grigoroudis E et al: Toward a food service quality management system for compliance with the Mediterranean dietary model.
  • Alaraki MS: The impact of critical total quality management practices on hospital performance in the ministry of health hospitals in saudi arabia.
  • Wagner M et al: Sampling the food processing environment: taking up the cudgel for preventive quality management in food processing environments.
  • Okubo S et al: [Total quality management of clinical database].

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2014 Siadaty and Cooper; licensee BioMedLib LLC.
  • (UID = 706208106.001).
  • [ISSN] 2331-5717
  • [Journal-full-title] BioMedLib Review
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Review
  • [Publication-country] UNITED STATES
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50. |......... 4%  Nicolay CR, Purkayastha S, Greenhalgh A, Benn J, Chaturvedi S, Phillips N, Darzi A: Systematic review of the application of quality improvement methodologies from the manufacturing industry to surgical healthcare. Br J Surg; 2012 Mar;99(3):324-35
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  • [Source] The source of this record is MEDLINE®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • [Title] Systematic review of the application of quality improvement methodologies from the manufacturing industry to surgical healthcare.
  • BACKGROUND: The demand for the highest-quality patient care coupled with pressure on funding has led to the increasing use of quality improvement (QI) methodologies from the manufacturing industry.
  • METHODS: MEDLINE, the Cochrane Database, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, British Nursing Index, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Embase, Health Business(™) Elite, the Health Management Information Consortium and PsycINFO(®) were searched according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement.
  • Nine studies described continuous quality improvement (CQI), five Six Sigma, five total quality management (TQM), five plan-do-study-act (PDSA) or plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycles, five statistical process control (SPC) or statistical quality control (SQC), four Lean and one Lean Six Sigma; 20 of the studies were undertaken in the USA.
  • The evidence is generally of suboptimal quality, and rigorous randomized multicentre studies are needed to bring evidence-based management into the same league as evidence-based medicine.
  • [MeSH-major] Quality Improvement / organization & administration. Quality of Health Care / organization & administration. Surgical Procedures, Operative / standards
  • [MeSH-minor] Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use. Costs and Cost Analysis. Humans. Infection Control / standards. Length of Stay. Pain, Postoperative / prevention & control. Postoperative Complications / prevention & control. Quality Control. Selection Bias. Waiting Lists

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  • [Copyright] Copyright © 2011 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • (PMID = 22101509.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2168
  • [Journal-full-title] The British journal of surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br J Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Anti-Bacterial Agents
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