Contributions of Clinical Biostatistics to Quality Assurance of Medical Care

  • H. K. Selbmann
Conference paper
Part of the Medizinische Informatik und Statistik book series (MEDINFO, volume 62)


Along with cost containment quality assurance has become an important issue in the discussion of our health services systems. Quality assurance of medical care is, however, neither a new speciality of medicine nor a new idea. New may be perhaps the increased expectations of politicians that improvement of the quality will reduce the costs for the health care system.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. K. Selbmann
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  1. 1.Abt. für Med. Dokumentation und DatenverarbeitungUniversität TübingenTübingen 1Deutschland

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