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Quantitative research versus quality assurance, quality improvement, total quality management, and continuous quality improvement



Quantitative research versus quality assurance, quality improvement, total quality management, and continuous quality improvement



Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 14(2): 78-81



The purpose of this report is to provide a review of the scientific method used in the quantitative research studies for consumers, evaluators, and applied nurse researchers. The fundamental characteristics of the problem-solving/ performance-improvement processes of quality assurance, quality improvement, total quality management, and continuous quality improvement are described. Research is compared with these processes, and is followed by a discussion about the publication of quantitative research findings.

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DOI: 10.1016/s1089-9472(99)80021-5


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