Accession Number:

ADA202678

Title:

Quality Circles: An Innovative Program to Improve Military Hospitals

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Increasing pressure has been applied to the health care industry to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase efficiency. For many years, the Japanese have been using teams of cooperating workers called Quality Circles to increase productivity and assure quality. The concept has been successfully applied in American industry and introduced into hospitals. A Quality Circle consists of employees who voluntarily meet on a regular basis to identify, analyze, and solve quality and other problems in their work areas. This study develops a plan for the implementation of a Quality Circle in a military hospital, as well as a method for its evaluation. Keywords Quality assurance Quality control Military medicine Hospital administration Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE