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1. A property or trait inherent in the nature of anything.
2. A degree of superiority.
[L. qualitas]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. A property or trait inherent in the nature of anything.
2. A degree of superiority.
[L. qualitas]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about quality

Q. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Hello my new friends, I have been living with fibromyalgia for more than eight years and about three years ago the symptoms got so bad that I was not able to go to work and barely look after myself. Over the last three years I have tried many different medications and treatments but have not had many long term improvements. I am currently using narcotics, Lyrica, to manage the pain and am going to massage and cranial secreal therapy on a regular basis as I have found they assist with coping. Do you have an outline of a specific protocol to follow to improve the quality of life when living with FM? Anything that may assist with improving would be greatly appreciated.

A. Hi friend, are u ready to Get Well? Our study titled "Effective Treatment of CFS and Fibromyalgia showed that over 90 percent of patients improved with treatment (p. 0001 vs. placebo), with an average improvement in quality of life of 90 percent. Many patients no longer even qualified for the diagnosis of CFS or fibromyalgia after treatment! In support of our work, an editorial in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Management (the largest multidisciplinary society of pain specialists in United States) noted " the comprehensive and aggressive metabolic approach to treatment detailed in the Teitelbaum study are all highly successful approaches and make fibromyalgia a very treatment responsive disorder. The study by Dr. Teitelbaum et al. and years of clinical experience make this approach an excellent and powerfully effective part of the standard of practice for treatment of people who suffer from fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome”.

Q. my friend has convulsions what can i do to make it stop and improve his life quality?

A. what type of convulsions? my best friend is epileptic, but as long as he get's his meds and sleep well- nothing ever happens. i know that as a child all my friend ever wanted was to go to school like everyone else... and to go to school trips without being afraid.

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A quality management system (QMS) is a technique used to explain to employees what is required and to influence employee actions to complete tasks according to the quality specifications.
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"The perceived quality of the domestics will come up after some time has passed," Libby said, but added, "I don't think anyone knows how much time." But he cautioned that the domestics must continue to work hard to keep their quality up: "If they slip, that will set back the time table for the perceived quality going up." Another point he makes is that it is necessary for the domestics to talk about their quality story when they have a good one to tell.
A review of the literature supports several critical guidelines for quality in online course development, specifically:
Results of individual and facility-wide satisfaction surveys should be analyzed by the Quality Improvement Committee and serve as a basis for timely adjustments in facility practices.
In recent years, Toyota has adopted a new quality control principle.
The value proposition they constructed is based on superior accelerated learning experiences, not traditional program quality or lower price, alone.
It is likely that this quality control standard will be considered during the enforcement of those sections.
Published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the report points out that children from lower socio-economic families as compared to those of higher status are less likely to be in daycare: but for those that do, the average quality of the settings is significantly lower!
Sparked by employer initiatives such as Leapfrog and Bridges to Excellence, key industry leaders have implemented provider pay-for-performance programs designed to align incentives and encourage provider participation in quality care, customer satisfaction and efficiency improvement programs.
Modified starch usage is more common in the United States, where modified starches not only increase productivity, but also paper quality. For example, in 2004, of all the corn-based starch used by the paper industry in the United States, 76% was modified, according to the Corn Refiners Association.
Ensuring that residents get what they order is the key to quality dining in long term care.

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