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Quality in Health Care

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Quality in the delivery of health care has both a quantitative (measurable) and a qualitative (assessable) aspect. The meeting of targets is only one aspect of quality delivery. Other aspects include ... More


Clinical audit

David Hunter

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A clinical audit can be defined as a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of ... More


The regulation of health risks

Monica Shaw

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the evolving and volatile UK National Health Service (NHS) regulatory and governance frameworks, and considers their impact upon healthcare organization and clinical practice. ... More


A Question of Economics

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Economics and morality are closely linked since resources going to one patient cannot go to another. Inequalities in health care can therefore arise. There are various economic issues in health care, ... More


Moral Aspects of Research

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Research and audit must be distinguished. Some research involves animal experimentation which is controversial. Research often involves clinical trials, and various forms of trial must be ... More


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