Quality and professionalism in health care : a review of current initiatives in the NHS.
Since the start of the 1990s the NHS and the clinical professions have made significant investments in quality management in health care, and a plethora of initiatives has been aimed at service improvement.
From a patient's perspective the extent to which these exercises have been cost effective is uncertain, although they have certainly involved great effort and enterprise on the part of many clinicians and managers.
An important opportunity now exists to integrate this work into the mainstream of clinical and general service management.
If clinicians can accept quality management concepts as central to their professional ethos and regulatory structures this could help them to maintain their professional authority and protect them and their patients from imposed decisions based on inadequate understanding of health care costs and benefits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Assurance qualité, Gestion, Analyse avantage coût, Economie santé, Expérience professionnelle, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Quality assurance, Management, Cost benefit analysis, Health economy, Professional experience, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0180221
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.