A comparative analysis of risk and quality

Jennifer Elyse Lynette

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    Within the field of emergency management and fire response, risk and quality are conceptualized to some degree in every response effort. Quality is viewed as a relatively new concept within the field of emergency management and fire response. Whereas, within this same field the concept of risk is more commonly discussed. In this paper, the commonalities between risk and quality are identified and investigated through a transdisciplinary literature review and comparative analysis. The results of this analysis show multiple similarities between the concepts of risk and quality. Of particular interest to the field of emergency management and fire response, includes the methods used by risk research to measure risk in the field, and how that concept can be utilized for future research focusing on quality in the same field. By analyzing the subjective assessments that involve risk and quality independently, decision making and judgement processes have the potential to be positively impacted by furthering research and developing a deeper understanding of these constructs. By understanding risk management principles and combining that with a quality systems approach, decision making can be improved. This understanding can serve to facilitate more informed and effective decision making that incorporates both risk and quality before, during, and after emergency events.
    TitelSafety and Reliability : Theory and Applications
    RedaktørerMarko Cepin, Radim Bris
    Antal sider5
    ForlagTaylor & Francis
    ISBN (Trykt)978-1-138-62937-0
    ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-315-21046-9
    StatusUdgivet - 2017
    BegivenhedEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference - Portoroz, Slovenien
    Varighed: 18 jun. 201722 jun. 2017


    KonferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference


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