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Descriptor English: Quality Assurance, Health Care
Descriptor Spanish: Garantía de la Calidad de Atención de Salud
Descriptor Portuguese: Garantia da Qualidade dos Cuidados de Saúde
Descriptor French: Assurance de la qualité des soins de santé
Entry term(s): Assessment, Healthcare Quality
Assessments, Healthcare Quality
Assurance, Healthcare Quality
Assurances, Healthcare Quality
Health Care Quality Assessment
Health Care Quality Assurance
Healthcare Quality Assessment
Healthcare Quality Assessments
Healthcare Quality Assurance
Healthcare Quality Assurances
Quality Assessment, Health Care
Quality Assessment, Healthcare
Quality Assessments, Healthcare
Quality Assurance, Healthcare
Quality Assurances, Healthcare
Tree number(s): N04.761.700
N05.700
VS1.001.003.001.001.002.001.002
VS3.003.002.001
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011785
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Quality of Health Care (1968-1979)
Public MeSH Note: 80; QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM was see QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE 1978-79
Online Note: use QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE to search QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM 1978-79
History Note: 80; QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM was see QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE 1978-79
Entry Version: QUAL ASSUR
DeCS ID: 12222
Unique ID: D011785
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/06/01
Revision Date: 2001/07/25
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Preferred
Concept UI M0018316
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Quality Assurance, Health Care
Entry term(s) Assurance, Healthcare Quality
Assurances, Healthcare Quality
Health Care Quality Assurance
Healthcare Quality Assurance
Healthcare Quality Assurances
Quality Assurance, Healthcare
Quality Assurances, Healthcare
Healthcare Quality Assessment - Narrower
Concept UI M0018318
Preferred term Healthcare Quality Assessment
Entry term(s) Assessment, Healthcare Quality
Assessments, Healthcare Quality
Health Care Quality Assessment
Healthcare Quality Assessments
Quality Assessment, Health Care
Quality Assessment, Healthcare
Quality Assessments, Healthcare



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