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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 528-530

Failure And Success Of Three years National Quality Assurance Programme-In Kuwait


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Since the announcement in 1928 of the theory of the statistical technique in the United States the quality assurance was started. Since that many national and international bodies were actually involved in the quality assurance programme. In 1979 we started to think about quality assurance in diagnostic X-ray in Kuwait. The equipments for the tests was ordered in July 1982. The programme started on 21 March 1983 during that time it was a training of staff. The staff of each hospital was fully trained in quality assurance. The success of the programme was the awareness of the X-ray in Kuwait. The equipments for the tests was ordered in July 1982. The programme started on 21 March 1983 during that time it was a training of staff. The staff of each hospital was fully trained in quality assurance. The success of the programme was the awareness of the X-ray departments are capable of diagnosing most of the failures of their X-ray machines, so that the X-ray engineers must repair the machines correctly and to maintain it in proper way. The failure of the program was due to the administration where they are playing an important role of the success of the programme by 90% of the total program as well as the support of facility staff to such programme. Some of the reason of failures that most of the people are not aware of the value of such programme as well as they are not interested in the reduction of cost and exposure. From the past experience we developed another approach of making the people to be aware of the benefits of quality assurance programme by construction of quality assurance equipment, introduction of quality assurance courses in the university, continuous education courses and computerization of some equipment for the quality assurance. We feel from the experience that the quality assurance programme will continue with the help of the staff in each hospital if there are genuine support from their superiors.


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