EssayISO standards and the quality concept applied to anesthesia servicesLas normas ISO y el concepto de calidad aplicado a los servicios médicos en anestesiología
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: The quality concept originated and was coined in industry; however, it has been applied to medicine and has constantly evolved in the last few years. In anesthesiology, continuous quality improvement is a must, and some areas should be enhanced through the implementation and development of plans and outcomes assessments.Objectives: This article discusses in a simple manner the evolution of the quality concept in the area of anesthesia.Discussion: The quality concept was adopted in health care in the 1900s; however, its application in Anesthesia came about several years later.Conclusion: Although the Quality Management concept in Anesthesiology came to life a few years ago, it is rapidly developing and gaining acceptance.© 2012 Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación. Published by Elsevier. All rights reserved.

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