Implementing TQM in the health care sector

Health Care Manage Rev. 1996 Winter;21(1):73-82.


This article examines the issue of implementing TQM/CQI programs in the health care industry by grouping the prescriptive literature into four research streams. Based on the literature, a strategic programming model for implementing TQM/CQI in the health care industry is suggested. Finally, issues relating to TQM in the health care sector, which need to be addressed within each research stream in the future, are provided.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Health Facility Administration*
  • Managed Care Programs / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Innovation*
  • Total Quality Management / methods*
  • United States