Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Quality Improvement in Healthcare

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A practical multidisciplinary approach to the improvement of the quality of clinical practice. It attempts to assist individuals or groups of clinicians to work togther to improve their local practice, by discussing how they can measure and appraise the quality and effectiveness of the care they deliver. The book also considers the broader context of quality improvement, describing organisational approaches and national initiatives. These discussions include the use of a range of audit tools and the role of care pathways in practice.The rational planning approach helped us to set some clear objectives we needed to achieve. ... For example, the clinical leadership focus group started off with an objective to provide succession planning for nurses in the Trust. ... hierarchy; setting themselves up as a project steering board and creating a whole career development programme based around crosshierarchical action learning sets. ... However, as a prospective model, it is probably less culturally acceptable in the NHS.

Title:Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Author:Karen Parsley, Philomena Corrigan
Publisher:Nelson Thornes - 1999


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