Explores the theoretical context of quality and quality assurance in health care through a detailed review of the current literature. Outlines the definitions of quality and quality assurance. Identifies the two structural elements of quality assurance: quality assessment and quality improvement and control. Explores in some detail the elements of health care which are capable of assessment and the relationships between them. Finally, considers the mechanisms which can be used to improve health care if deficiencies are highlighted.
Renwick, P.A. (1992), "Quality Assurance in Health Care: The Theoretical Context", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 5 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869210020190
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