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Healthcare Quality Management System in Pakistan

Hussain, Wajahat

The competitive healthcare system and healthcare environment, modern hospitals with substantial investment, healthcare reforms, availability of specialized persons in hospital management, health services management, the success of quality management programs in developed nations and high interest of international health organizations like WHO has led the developing countries like Pakistan to pay due attention to quality in national healthcare system.  Since the time of independence healthcare system in Pakistan is striving for improvements. Despite of the physical infrastructure and availability of qualified workforce for service delivery there are gaps in strategic and operational planning which resulted in poor quality health services. The leaders in healthcare has little awareness that the quality management is an organized specialty to improve the quality of healthcare. It is need of the hour that healthcare leaders in Pakistan must integrate quality improvement activities in strategic and operational planning process of healthcare system. This the only way to maximize the benefits of healthcare system and restore the rapidly deteriorating public trust.(1)

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