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benchmarking

(bench'mark-ing),
Comparison of a person's laboratory results with that of other organizations using defined system processes.

benchmarking

A method of comparing a particular process and its outcomes in one organisation with another organisation, which facilitates improvements in those processes. Benchmarking is used to define standards of excellence, best practice and competencies based on various criteria.

bench·mark·ing

(bench'mahrk-ing)
Use of the sustained superior performance of a department or an organization as a standard of comparison; a reference tool to rate quality of care.
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