a system for ensuring a desired level of quality in the development, production, or delivery of products and services: Quality assurance for nursing homes begins with a set of standards.Abbreviation: QA
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Origin of quality assurance
First recorded in 1970–75
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Medical definitions for quality assurance
[ kwŏl′ĭ-tē ]
A system for evaluating performance, as in the delivery of services or the quality of products provided to consumers, customers, or patients.
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