Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  What is accreditation? Also describe the major source of accreditation for healthcare organizations.

2:  Measuring quality in healthcare setting can have varying factors to different people, but how does insurance companies and physicians evaluate quality of a particular organization?

3:  What are some responsibilities of the state department of health for each individual state?

4:  List some advantages and disadvantages of pay-for-performance programs.

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