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In my opinion, there is no general answer to these questions. Much depends on the context for assessment; on what is most relevant, on what one is responsible for, on what one can control. 4, which is meant to suggest what components of quality are most pertinent at successively more inclusive levels of attention, responsibility, and control. 4. Quality assessment at successively more inclusive levels. 26 AN INTRODUCTION TO QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HEALTH CARE interaction. Beyond the core, in order, is first, the care implemented by the patient, and then, the care received by the community.
Such groups have been called "quality circles" or "quality improvement teams," or given other names as the fashion of the times dictates. A quality circle was intended by Ishikawa,10 the originator of this social device, to be a rather small group of not more than ten workers, all in the same workshop, who meet voluntarily at least twice a month, under a leader whom they themselves elect, to study the principles and methods of quality monitoring in general, and to engage in quality control activities specific to their own work.
When private insurance is available, the insurers themselves may require certain kinds of monitoring to control the cost of care and possibly also to supervise its quality. It is obvious that any monitoring system will find it necessary to comply with such requirements. But, in my opinion, the more important and meaningful activities are those that the providers of care establish and carry out themselves as part of their own responsibility to provide good care. Internally Motivated Monitoring Activities It is the purpose of all monitoring activities to identify instances or situations where the quality of care falls below the level expected or desired.