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Regulatory Compliance

Methods Explained

Agencies & Organizations

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

National Committee for Quality Assurance - provides a wide range of information, from which the links below are a very selective sample.

National Quality Forum - the NQF mission is to lead national collaboration to improve health and healthcare quality through measurement.

The Joint Commission - An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Quality Methods: Books

More books and articles on these and other quality methods are available.  Use one or more of these subject headings as search terms:

  • ISO 9000 Series Standards -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • Medical care -- quality control
  • Medical errors -- prevention
  • Problem Solving
  • Process control
  • Quality Control Standards
  • Reengineering (Management)
  • Six Sigma (Quality control standard)
  • Total Quality Management

Quality Indicators: Books