- Paperback: 214 pages
- Publisher: Asq Pr; 1st edition (November 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0527762938
- ISBN-13: 978-0527762933
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
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Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare: A Guide to Statistical Process Control Applications Paperback – November 1, 2001
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"Only authors who have used statistics and control charts to solve real-world healthcare problems could have written a book so practical and timely." -- Barry S. Bader, Publisher, The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders
About the Author
Raymond G. Carey, Ph.D., is vice president of Quality Measurement at Lutheran General HealthSystem in Park Ridge, IL, and president of Parkside Associates, Inc., a national consulting healthcare survey and research firm.
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However, it is NOT a comprehensive reference, nor does it claim to be. For healthcare leaders who want to know what QI is, how it is different from a more traditional QA framework, and how the framework can be applied to the industry, it is the best [and only?] read out there.
For those who are serious about implementing a rigorous QI initiative, this won't get you very far. However, the book has numerous citations and a bibliography that will direct the reader to far more comprehensive references on the QI concepts addressed.