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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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Point-of-care testing of group A streptococcal antigen: performance evaluated by external quality assessment. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2009;28:17-20.
Success of the implementation was measured through review of ongoing monthly CD4 test volumes and external quality assessment performance of the De Aar laboratory.
Specimen materials, target values and commutability for external quality assessment (proficiency testing) schemes.
* When possible, participate in external quality assessment programs or use SRMs to evaluate the accuracy of the measurement.
Graham Carter and DEQAS, the Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme, Dr.
However, he said, as yet up to 60 percent of internal audit departments still have not undergone any external quality assessment.
A spokeswoman for NHS Havering PCT told OT that the screening programme underwent an external quality assessment at the end of the summer 'which highlighted some areas that could be improved upon'.
Ontario Medical Association, Quality Management Program--Laboratory Services, External Quality Assessment; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Alberta Laboratory Quality Enhancement Program; College of Physicians and Surgeons of British-Columbia, Diagnostic Accreditation Program; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, The Manitoba Quality Assurance Program; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, Laboratory Quality Assurance Program.
HemoCue's haemoglobin systems are also included in a large number of external quality assessment programmes (proficiency testing programmes) like the UKNEQAS, EQALIS, NOKLUS, Rilibak, and CAP.
PT schemes enable laboratories to monitor and improve analytical measurements by providing an external quality assessment system to complement their own internal quality control processes.
David Zimmerman's work on QIs has provided a foundation for both internal and external quality assessment. The result is a newly emerging use of QIs by state surveyors to identify, investigate and evaluate potential quality problems before, during and between surveys.
providing the necessary tools, methodologies and guidelines for external quality assessment of higher education, namely the classification and ranking of higher education institutions or study programs to inform decisions about the allocation of money for higher education institutions and study programs which they organize,

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