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Quality Control Analytic Methods: Quality Planning, Part 1: A Holistic and Practical Approach

Author(s):  Odegard Russell D

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2013 - Volume 17, Number 5
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Abstract:  This article is the first in a two-part series that breaks down quality planning into a systematic, stepwise process. Part 1 addresses the tangible aspects of compounding that directly influence the quality of compounded preparations. Part 2 will speak to less tangible but critically important mechanisms targeting continuous improvement. The author takes a holistic approach, which he describes as a comprehensive, systematic, and proactive approach to continuously improve everything that may, directly or indirectly, influence the quality of a preparation or service.

Related Keywords: Russell D. Odegard, MBA, BSc, planning process, quality assurance, facilities and equipment, personnel and training, vendors and materials, documentation, standard operating procedures, process validation, flow charts


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