Having to do with quality. In contrast to quantitative (which pertains to quantity, the amount).
- Quality adjusted life year (QALY)
A year of life adjusted for its quality or its value. A year in perfect health is considered equal to 1.0 QALY. The value of a year in ill health would be discounted. For example, a year bedridden might have a value equal to 0.5 QALY.
- Quality of life
The patient’s ability to enjoy normal life activities. Quality of life is an important consideration in medical care. Some medical treatments can seriously impair quality of life without providing appreciable benefit, whereas others greatly enhance quality of life.
1. Sickness, disease, pestilence, or death. As in “A thousand slain and not of qualm ystorve [not dead of sickness]” (Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales) 2. A sudden sick feeling. As in “A qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.” (Robert Louis Stevenson in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”) 3. […]
Having to do with quantity or with the amount. See also qualitative.
- Quaque (on prescription)
q.d. (qd or QD) is once a day; q.d. stands for “quaque die” (which means, in Latin, once a day). b.i.d. (bid or BID) is twice a day; b.i.d. stands for “bis in die” (which means twice a day). t.i.d. (or tid or TID) is three times a day ; t.i.d. stands for “ter in […]