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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: improvement, model, process, management, quality, total
Number of Pages: 244
Published: 1993-07-01
ISBN-10: 078810182X
ISBN-13: 9780788101823

Contents: the beginnings of Total Quality Management, the management challenge, the principles of Total Quality Management, areas for practice improvement, the cost of poor quality, the medical practice in transition, the tools of Total Quality Management, Total Quality Management methods, applying Total Quality Management to the practice, & implementing Total Quality Management.

Author: Laurian Unnevehr
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
Keywords: quality, grain, asia, national, economics, projects, international, report, demand, rice, terminal, consumer, idrc
Number of Pages: 257
Published: 1992
ISBN-10: 9712200302
ISBN-13: 9789712200304

Overview; Consumer demand for rice quality; Rice quality at the retail level; Rice grain quality and the marketing system; Rice grain quality in selected international markets.

Author: Michael J. McGinty
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: care, hospital, quality, reimbursement, medicare
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 1993-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788110535
ISBN-13: 9780788110535

Examines the relationship between hospital reimbursement per discharge & the clinical quality of care received by Medicare patients before & after the implementation of the PPS in 1993-1984. Objectives were to evaluate the link between program, payments & quality & to identify characteristics of higher & lower quality hospitals for the period 1981 to 1986.

Author: Hans Henrik Huss
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: quality, fish, training, technology, programme, control, danida, manual, changes, fresh, prepared, fao
Number of Pages: 148
Published: 1988-12
ISBN-10: 9251023956
ISBN-13: 9789251023952

Author: Cornelia M. Ashby
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: teacher, quality, enhance, could, efforts, improve, programs, state, federal, sustained, coordination, among, key, education
Number of Pages: 73
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437920640
ISBN-13: 9781437920642

Policymakers and researchers have focused on improving the quality of our nation's 3 million teachers to raise the achievement of students in key academic areas, such as reading and mathematics. Given the importance of teacher quality to student achievement and the key role federal and state governments play in supporting teacher quality, the objectives for this report included examining: (1) the extent that the U.S. Dept. of Education (DoE) funds and coordinates teacher quality programs; (2) studies that DoE conducts on teacher quality and how it provides and coordinates research-related assi

Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environment, acquisition, weapon, system, quality, dods, improve, focus, increased, requirements, oversight, needed, practices
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 143790033X
ISBN-13: 9781437900330

Compares quality mgmt. practices used by the DoD & its contractors to those used by leading commercial co¿s. & made suggestions for improvement. The report: determined the impact of quality problems on selected weapon systems & prime contractor practices that contributed to the problems; identified commercial practices that can be used to improve DoD weapon systems; identified problems that DoD must overcome; & identified recent DoD initiatives that could improve quality. The author examined 11 DoD weapon systems with known quality problems & met with quality officials from DoD, defense prime

Author: Joel Slackman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: active, army, manning, costs, soldiers, quality
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 1437903118
ISBN-13: 9781437903119

Looks at the costs and benefits to the Army of varying levels of recruit quality in 1986, which had advanced considerably. In FY 1985, 90% held high school diplomas, up 40% points from the low point of 1980. Scores on aptitude tests showed comparable improvement. But concern has arisen over the Armyżs ability to sustain such success -- let alone recruit even higher quality in coming years -- at an acceptable cost. Contents: (1) Intro. and Background: The Recruiting System; What Is Quality?; (2) Prospects for Recruiting; (3) The Costs of High Quality: The Armyżs Program; (4) The Relationship
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