ISO standards and the quality concept applied to anesthesia services

  • Ana Sofía Del Castillo Anesthesiologist, MD, Hospital del Niño, Panama City, Panama
  • Norma Sardi Pathologist, MD, Hospital Santo Tomás, Panama City, Panama
Keywords: Health services, Anesthesiology, Quality management Health

Abstract

Introduction: 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.

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Del Castillo AS, Sardi N. ISO standards and the quality concept applied to anesthesia services. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012Jan.1 [cited 2021Dec.5];40(1):14-6. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/856

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2012-01-01
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Del Castillo AS, Sardi N. ISO standards and the quality concept applied to anesthesia services. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012Jan.1 [cited 2021Dec.5];40(1):14-6. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/856
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