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The use of QFD method advantages and limitation

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The following paper concentrates on some problems resulting from the use of Quality Function Deployment method in industrial enterprises. It is not an easy task although the method itself has many advantages. The aim of the paper is to analyse basic international literature as well as the main advantages and limitations of the Quality Function Deployment

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Quality Improvement of a Safety Valve with the Use of Numerical and Experimental Studies

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This article presents results of numerical modelling, simulation and test bench experiments of a hydraulic direct-acting relief valve was used as a safety valve. The analyzed safety valve was placed in a system consisting of a fixed-speed pump, a control valve, a hydraulic cylinder as an actuator and a second pressure valve in the load line used as a payload generator for the cylinder. In the first step mathematical model of the system was formulated in the form of a system of ordinary differential equations. Next, simulation model was created in Matlab/Simulink. Simulations were carried out for different values of the actuator payload. The obtained results include time series of pressure, flow rate and displacement of the actuator piston. In order to confirm simulation results, a test bench was built and series of experiments were carried out. High compliance of simulation and laboratory results was obtained. It was confirmed that the proposed solution with the relief valve used as a safety valve fulfills its task of protecting the hydraulic system from excessive pressure increase.

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Medical Education in the Field of Communication as a Value and a Means of Health Quality Improvement

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The article discusses the issues of communication between a doctor and a patient as one of the main approaches within the patients' medical treatment. This approach, which includes the field of communication in medicine as a value, more and more appears as obligatory not only in the field of profession itself, but also in the field of the patients’ needs. Communication covers a huge part of our social as well as intimate lives. Our social functioning is based on communication. The transfer and preserving of values is based on communication. Especially in the field of medicine, the function of communication appears to be one of the key elements to allow a better and complete treatment of the patient. The article discusses studies which have shown that communication skills have to be developed, it is advisable to introduce them into the educational programmes for med students and medical staff. Researches have shown that students, who were taught the field of communication skills, later as doctors or medical staff obtained a lot more information about patients than those who were not given such education.

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To Train or Not to Train?

Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta state of Nigeria. Unpublished Masters' degree thesis, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. Ololube, N. P. (2005a). Benchmarking the motivational competencies of academically qualified teachers and professionally qualified teachers in Nigerian secondary schools. The African Symposium , 5(3), 17-37. Ololube, N. P. (2005b). School effectiveness and quality improvement: Quality teaching in Nigerian secondary schools. The African Symposium , 5(4), 17

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The development of a consensus definition for healthcare improvement science (HIS) in seven European countries: A consensus methods approach

1 Introduction Improving healthcare quality has become a priority over the past years ( 1 ). While much of quality improvement work is unscientific ( 2 ), the adoption of a more scientific approach to improvement could enhance the ability of health systems to provide high-quality care and use their resources optimally ( 3 ). Healthcare improvement science (HIS) represents ‘the combined and unceasing efforts of everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and their families, researchers, payers, planners and educators – to make the changes that will lead to

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Legal aspects of the resolutions determining the acceptable types and quality of fuels under Polish legislation

introducing restrictions on the operation of installations, imposing restrictions on all entities that operate installations, has an impact on the legal situation of entities operating the installations. The plaintiffs are not covered by this regulation as the questioned resolution did not concern coal trade, but limitations in the operation of installations, not only coal, and was aimed at air quality improvement. Therefore, it does not directly affect the plaintiffs’ scope of rights or obligations. Having said that, the legal interest has not been demonstrated by the

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Application of Bibliometric Analysis in the Research of Scientific Publications on the Quality Management of Medical Services

comprehensive review. Health Policy , 119 , 1197–1209. Dixon-Woods, M., Bosk, C. L., Aveling, E. L., Goeschel, C. A., & Pronovost, P. J. (2011). Explaining Michigan: Developing an ex post theory of a quality improvement program. Milbank Quarterly , 89(2), 167–205. Glińska, E., & Siemieniako, D. (2018). Binge drinking in relation to services – bibliometric analysis of scientific research directions. Engineering Management in Production and Services , 10 (1), 45–54. Gudanowska, A. E. (2015). Tworzenie mapy wiedzy opartej na tematyce projektów badawczo

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Quality Assurance in Clinical Chemistry: A Touch of Statistics and A Lot of Common Sense

. Lippi G, Banfi G, Church S, Cornes M, De Carli G, Grankvist K, et al. Preanalytical quality improvement. In pursuit of harmony, on behalf of European Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) Working group for Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE). Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2015; 53(3): 357–70. 51. Lippi G, Becan-McBride K, Behulova D, Bowen RA, Church S, Delanghe J, et al. Preanalytical quality im provement: in quality we trust. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine 2013; 51(1): 229–41. 52. Lippi G, Chance JJ, Church S

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Care pathways for the organization of patients' care

patients with chronic illness-which ones work? Meta-analysis of published reports. BMJ 2002; 325: 925. Pearson ML, Wu S, Schaefer J, et al. Assessing the implementation of the chronic care model in quality improvement collaboratives. Health Serv Res 2005; 40: 978-96. Vanhaecht K, De Witte K, Sermeus W. The Care Process Organisation Triangle: A framework to better understand how clinical pathways work. Int J Care Pathw 2007; 11: 1-8. Seemungal TA, Hurst JR, Wedzicha JA. Exacerbation rate, health

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