Definitions of the quality of medical care are no longer left to clinicians who decide for themselves what technical performance constitutes “good care.” What are the other dimensions of quality care and why are they important? What has changed since the days when “doctor knows best?”
Quality in medical care may be defined as achieving the greatest benefit at the lowest risk. How have the priorities of our health care system and the allocation of resources addressed this goal?
Contrast the definitions of implicit and explicit criteria in assessing health care quality. How is each type of criterion useful in the quality assessment?
ysterious disappearances. The Mary Celeste met a similar fate in another incident widely related to the Bermuda’s Triangle mysterious allure, although not as directly connected. In fact, the legend of this 282-ton brigantine found floating and abandoned in 1872 was actually found off the coast of Portugal (Pruitt, 2015). The ghost ship is often fictionalized in notable literature and is a popular account for which theorists attempt to interpret, along with other dark disappearances such as the USS Cyclops or the Ellen Austin. The many strange disappearances said to have taken place in the Triangle have been attributed theories ranging from scientific to mythological, the latter offering piracy, sorcery, alien abductions, wormholes, sea monsters, paranormal activity, complex military cover-ups, and even the lost city of Atlantis as possible explanations (BUEI, 2015). Although the Ocean contains a wide number of unsolved mysteries beyond the Bermuda Triangle, there does exist some rational explanations for the many maritime disasters that have occurred in this region. The most apparent answers have been linked to extreme weather conditions including hurricanes, rogue waves, and sea tornadoes, human error as a result of low situational awareness, or magnetic anomalies in the magnetic field on the Atlantic Ocean’s floor proven to confuse compasses (Weisberger, 2016). Most recently, theorists have begun suggesting methane hydrates as the most logical reason for these freakish disappearances, with rapidly shifting tectonic plates and changes in pressure or temperature causing the release of methane gas trapped in the ocean floor (Howard, 2016). These massive eruptions of methane bubbles can disrupt currents and displace water around a ship, leading it to eventually sink. In the case of aircrafts, highly flammable methane can rise into the air and cause turbulence, or in extreme situations, starve the vehicle’s oxygen supply causing the engine to explode (Gruy, 1998). Regardless of the validity of certain theories presented, the irrefutable reality of the Bermuda Triangle as a collective illusion immortalized across media and folklore that so many of us have chosen to acce>GET ANSWER