Quality assurance in the emergency department.

  title={Quality assurance in the emergency department.},
  author={Jeannette Whitcomb and Harlan A Stueven and D J Tonsfeldt and G Kastenson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={14 12},
Quality assurance (QA) is an increasingly important element in the administrative management of the ED. The need to critically self-evaluate physician performance, allocate scarce resources, and conduct careful risk management requires a methodology well met by a comprehensive QA plan. Aggressive collection of potential problems requires multiple… CONTINUE READING