Obstacles to the application of total quality management in health-care organizations

Academic Article


  • This paper involves a significant review of the obstacles that face health-care organizations that undertake total quality management (TQM) implementation. A definition of the concept of quality is thoroughly explored, along with the concept of total quality. The importance of TQM in the health-care industry is discussed, and a comparison of TQM in manufacturing environments to TQM in a health-care organization environment is made. Obstacles to the application of TQM in health-care organizations are presented and discussed and conclusions and recommendations regarding the philosophy and practice of quality management and dignified leadership are made.
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    Author List

  • Zabada C; Rivers PA; Munchus G
  • Start Page

  • 57
  • End Page

  • 66
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 1