opportunity for improvement


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opportunity for improvement

Error, mistake, screwup A euphemism for a booboo of biblical/near-biblical magnitude that is indefensible but, because it is systemic, is the type of error that can be corrected in the future. See Medical error.
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The revised problem statement focused attention on the specific opportunity for improvement that the team had chosen to pursue (Exhibit III).
Users are only moderately satisfied with WLANs' speed, reliability, and ease of set-up, representing an opportunity for improvement by WLAN vendors.
According to Equitant Chairman and CEO Barry Rand, "As we continue to target selected industry sectors for market penetration, we see tremendous opportunity for improvement across consumer manufacturers that intersect with retail distribution channels.
The Committee believes the recent increase in worldwide steel prices has provided an immediate opportunity for improvement in the company's liquidity situation, and, at the same time, brightened the company's long-term prospects, particularly in view of the substantial reductions that can be made to the company's cost structure.
This group of 11 conditions - acid-related stomach disorders, atrial fibrillation, decubitus ulcer, fibromyalgia, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, low back pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and urinary incontinence - affects a significant percentage of the population and provides major opportunity for improvement in health-care quality and cost.
There is substantial opportunity for improvement in servicing the high net worth clients.
A recent report from NCQA noted that there is opportunity for improvement in this measure, as only 19 percent of women aged 16 to 20 and only 16 percent of women aged 21 to 26 were screened.
While these are important areas to consumers, insurance companies are only doing an average job at satisfying them; therefore, these areas, along with keeping policyholders informed during the claims process, provide the greatest opportunity for improvement," Forkin said.
A third measure indicates the distributor's vulnerability or opportunity for improvement on each attribute.

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