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assessment

An informal examination by experts of systems, programming, operations and security to improve efficiency and effectiveness using industry best practices. See audit and continuous process improvement.
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assessment

A tax, charge, or levy on property:
1. as a means of computing real estate tax;
2. to pay for specific services or improvements.
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The authors propose an Earnings Quality Assessment (EQA) that provides an independent measure of the quality of a company's reported earnings.
These are prescribed by the placements of attributes in the EQA grid.
In some EQA applications, an RM may contain an uncommon molecular form for the purpose of challenging the selectivity of MPs.
The main use of EQA is to verify the accuracy of laboratory testing.
Bias, as specified, was the average bias obtained in the HbA1c trueness verification EQA program.
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute protocol documents MM14-A, Proficiency Testing (External Quality Assessment) for Molecular Methods, (31) GP27-A2, Using Proficiency Testing to Improve the Clinical Laboratory, (32) and GP29-A2, Assessment of Laboratory Tests When Proficiency Testing is Not Available, (19) offer guidance for the management and operation of PT/ EQA for PT providers as well as molecular genetic diagnostic laboratories.
The EQA, on the other hand, is presented to the most successful exponent of total quality management in western Europe.
As well as protecting employees with dementia, the EQA also protects employees caring for an elderly or disabled relative from being discriminated against or harassed at work.
EQA said it has liberated the bird and transferred it to the Palestinian Wildlife Medical Center at the National Zoo in Qalqilya to provide it with treatment and health care and to take care of it after it was found that its approximate age is one year.
He explained that 'EQAP encompasses investment in building human capacity; investment in building laboratory management systems, infrastructure and management of quality systems; well-written policies and procedures; quality control system, Quality Improvement (QI) and External Quality Assessment (EQA); and accreditation standards.'
Whereas, for External Quality Assurance (EQA), different mechanisms have been devised at institutional level as well as programme level.