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NCSL International - Governance
Metrology in the Quality of Life
Roberto Benitez Chavez, ETALONS, S.A. DE C.V.
Quality of Life is defined as the physical, intellectual, emotional, or cultural satisfaction in a personˆs everyday life. Quality is a characteristic allowing for excellence. To improve quality we always say; “what is not defined can not be measured, what is not measured can not be improved and what does not get better, it always degrades”. Then if we try to measure anything, we should apply Metrology. To apply Metrology to anything, we also say; “measure what is measurable and make measurable what it is not”. How can we measure the Quality of Life?, this concept as used in healthcare delivery defines the standard by which outcomes for the total patient can be assessed. Pleasing personal appearance, optimal vision and hearing, healthy skin, optimal nutrition with palatable and healthful food, good foot care with maintained mobility, an appropriate health care approach and life style regimen all and up to the basics necessary for Quality of Life. In all industries Quality of Life factors impact performance and productivity. The main factors are health, education, safety, family, stress, work, psychological and spiritual components. This paper presents how the Metrology has impacted along the life of the author and how has defined his Quality of Life.
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