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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.

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 wide range of performance across the groups was larger than that observed in the first Scottish EQA in 2008.
The 5 EPNET EQAS distributions: clinical case histories, diagnoses, and typical biochemical features (only the case histories accompanied the distribution of sample sets to participants).
by adaptation of regulatory and EQA practices, but also by educating individual laboratories toward more emphasis on quality assurance.
The target values for the EQA materials were established at the European Reference Laboratory for Glycohemoglobin (the Netherlands).
In the past 2 decades, formal PT and EQA programs have become an integrated part of clinical genetics laboratory practice.
Indeed, the court found that the works caused no damage to the environment because they complied with the standards and specifications provided by the legislative framework for environmental protection established under the EQA.
To allow collation of results across both programmes, the target result issued by the respective EQA programmes was required for both programme compliance and result interpretation.
ABBREVIATIONS: ELISA = Enzyme Linked Immuno-sorbent Assay; EQA = external quality assurance; LIA = Latex Immuno-Assay; LLS = Lower limit of sensitivity; QAP = Quality Assurance Program; VWD = von Willebrand disease; VWF = von Willebrand Factor; VWF:Act = von Willebrand Factor Activity' (assay); VWF:Ag = von Willebrand Factor Antigen (assay); VWF:CB = von Willebrand Factor collagen binding (assay); VWF:RCo = von Willebrand Factor Ristocetin Cofactor (assay).
The primary purpose of the EQA is to support, encourage, and recognize the development of effective TQM by European firms.
The EQA model is the most widely used in Europe; it was developed by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 1991, and was first awarded in 1992.