Physics Ch 19 W&L Quality Control

  1. C.Q.I.
    (or Q.I.)
    • Continuous Quality Improvement
    • aka. continuous improvement (CI)
    •  total quality management (TQM)
  2. An approach to the continuous study and improvement of the processes of providing health care services to meet the needs of patients and others:
    Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  3. An independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care in health care settings:
    The Joint Commission (TJC)

    (formerly known as JCAHO- Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
  4. The measurable dimensions of quality that defines what it is to be monitored:
  5. Providing standards of measurement:
    Quality control
  6. Involves the systematic collection and review of data:
    Quality assurance
  7. A _________________ plan integrates quality assurance, quality control, and assessment into a complex, system wide improvement program revolving around the health care organization's mission and goal.
    Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
  8. I.S.O.
    International Standards Organization
  9. "All those planned or systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality."
    Quality Assurance

    (Assurance=Actions are Adequate)
  10. Involves the systematic collection & review of quality assurance data:
    Quality Assessment

    aka quality improvment
  11. The operational techniques & activities used to fulfill requirements for quality:

    Providing standards of measurement:
    Quality Control
  12. AAPM
    American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  13. ACR
    American College of Radiology
  14. The totality of features & characteristics of a radiation therapy process that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs:
  15. ASRT
    American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  16. OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  17. Routine measuring and analyzing, and then correction of the the radiation therapy process:
    Quality Audit
  18. Morbidity, mortality, recurrence of disease, survival rates, patient satisfaction, & quality of life are examples of:
    Quality Indicators
  19. OHM
    Office of Hazardous Materials
  20. ACS
    American College of Surgeons
  21. JCAH
    Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals
  22. A pictorial representation of the steps necessary in a process:
    Flow Chart
  23. A system wide set of methods and tools for improvising a process by emphasizing speed and efficiency:
  24. A process that focuses on improving the process through precision and accuracy, with the elimination of defects in the process:
    Six Sigma
  25. TLD
    Thermo-Luminescent Dosimeter
  26. QA of Simulators:
    All are ________ except for_________
    All are +/- 2  except for:

    Monthly Gantry/Collimator Angle Indicators +/-1°
  27. QA of CT Simulators:
    All are ________ except for_________
    All are +/-2 except for:

    Monthly Table Vertical & Longitudinal +/-1
  28. QA of LINACS:
    All are _____ except for:

    (4 items)
    • All are +/-2 except for:
    • 1. Daily Dosimetry X-ray & Electron Output constancy 3%
    • 2. Monthly Dosimetry Electron Beam Flatness Constancy 3%
    • 3. Monthly Dosimetry X-Ray & Electron Symmetry 3%
    • 4. Monthly Gantry/Collimator Angle
    • Indicators 1°
  29. A systematic approach to the continuous study and improvement of the process of providing health care services
    • Quality Improvement
    • (QI)
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Physics Ch 19 W&L Quality Control
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