Quality plan for a product line

J Nurs Care Qual. 1997 Dec;12(2):27-32. doi: 10.1097/00001786-199712000-00008.


Continuous Quality improvement (CQI) has undergone radical change as health care facilities merge, expand, and modify their existing services. CQI has shifted from a centralized position in health care organizations, to unit based, to product lines. This paper describes one product line's endeavors to develop a Quality Plan to direct CQI activities. One particular strength of our innovation is that the Quality Plan was developed with attention to the important balance of interdisciplinary cooperation and maintenance of appropriate discipline boundaries.

MeSH terms

  • Hospitals, Veterans / standards
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Management Quality Circles
  • Massachusetts
  • Mental Health Services / standards*
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Product Line Management / standards*
  • Total Quality Management / organization & administration*