Total Quality Management in Geriatric Care

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In this volume, prestigious geriatric researchers examine the concepts and practice of Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Management as innovative approaches to improving health care services and delivery to the elderly. The authors supply case illustrations for the implementation of quality improvement processes in care settings for older adults, such as nursing homes, home care, acute care, and office practice, as well as in the training of medical students and postgraduates. Demonstrations are ...
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Overview

In this volume, prestigious geriatric researchers examine the concepts and practice of Total Quality Management and Continuous Quality Management as innovative approaches to improving health care services and delivery to the elderly. The authors supply case illustrations for the implementation of quality improvement processes in care settings for older adults, such as nursing homes, home care, acute care, and office practice, as well as in the training of medical students and postgraduates. Demonstrations are given as to how different approaches can be effectively applied to each setting.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826188403
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 163

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1 Convergence of Quality Improvement in Health Care and Geriatric Medicine 3
2 Developing Consensus on Quality Improvement in Geriatric Medicine 15
3 Home Care 35
4 Office Practice 49
5 Acute Care Hospital 59
6 Nursing Home 73
7 Quality Improvement in Medical Education 87
8 Establishing a Geriatric Quality Improvement Program 101
9 Next Steps by the Geriatric Professional Community 113
References 121
App. Glossary of Terms 135
App. List of Expert Panel Members 139
App. Questionnaire 140
App. Quality Improvement Approaches to Common Geriatric Problems 149
Index 153
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