Critique of traditional quality assurance paradigm.

  title={Critique of traditional quality assurance paradigm.},
  author={Bruce R. Thomadsen},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={71 1 Suppl},
Radiotherapy was one of the first medical specialties to incorporate quality assurance (QA) into routine practices. Over the years, QA has become more comprehensive and time consuming. Following all the recommended QA procedures would burden the resources of most physics staffs. Much of the QA in recommendations serves no effective role. Performing all appropriate QA for the treatment units does not necessarily prevent events that result in patient injury. Equipment failures that have produced… CONTINUE READING