The 4CS in harm reduction programmes: a case of needle syringe exchange programme using total quality management / Sharifah Fadzlon Abdul Hamid … [et al.]

Abdul Hamid, Sharifah Fadzlon and Omar, Normah and Sulaiman, Suzana and Wee, Shu Hui and Mohd Zan, Norhazeera and Ab Fatah, Nur Shahida and Ismail, Rusli (2013) The 4CS in harm reduction programmes: a case of needle syringe exchange programme using total quality management / Sharifah Fadzlon Abdul Hamid … [et al.]. Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal, 8 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 2550-1631

Abstract

This paper intends to study the costs associated with harm reduction. Harm reduction is a way of dealing with behavior that damages the health of the persons involved and their community. Many individuals acquire these damaging behaviours (for example, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, practicing un-safe sex and drug abuse) are well aware of the adverse consequential effects on their health. Needle Syringe Exchange Programme (NSEP) is one such harm reduction programme recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) to the Ministry of Health in Malaysia in 2005 and has produced encouraging results. Using the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM), the researchers identified and classified the costs involved in the harm reduction programme. The main principle of TQM with its emphasis on the cost of prevention is highly relevant in harm reduction programmes, which is similar to its emphasis on ‘prevention is better than cure’. Hence, this management accounting model which the researchers termed the 4Cs (currently in the process of being trademarked) is highly relevant and applicable in any harm reduction programme.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abdul Hamid, Sharifah FadzlonUNSPECIFIED
Omar, NormahUNSPECIFIED
Sulaiman, SuzanaUNSPECIFIED
Wee, Shu HuiUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Zan, NorhazeeraUNSPECIFIED
Ab Fatah, Nur ShahidaUNSPECIFIED
Ismail, RusliUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Public health laboratories, institutes, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal (APMAJ)
ISSN: 2550-1631
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-26
Official URL: http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/APMAJ/a...
Item ID: 29704
Uncontrolled Keywords: Total Quality Management,4Cs harm reduction, NSEP
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29704

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