Quality Assurance in Patient Safety

Rimple Sharma

Published on: 2021-12-06


Quality assurance is an essential part of health care and nursing. While many nurses are familiar with the words "quality assurance," most are not directly involved in the process. Because of increased requirements for licensure and accreditation, and an increased desire for cost-containment, more nurses will become active participants in quality assurance programs. “Quality Assurance is a way of preventing mistakes or defects in manufactured products or avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to outcomes”. It “comprises administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for products, service or activity will be fulfilled. It is the systematic measurement, comparison with a standard, monitoring of processes and associated feedback loop that confers error prevention. This can be contrasted with control, which is focused on process output”.