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Improving health care safety and quality : reluctant regulators

Author: Judith Healy
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Law, ethics and governance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Responding to the public concern caused by recent hospital scandals and accounts of unintended harm to patients, this author draws on her experience of analyzing the health care systems of over a dozen countries and examines whether greater regulation has increased patient safety and health care quality. The book adopts a new approach to mapping developments in health care systems in Europe, North America and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Healy, Judith.
Improving health care safety and quality.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011
(DLC) 2010035140
(OCoLC)659413044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Healy
ISBN: 9780754676454 0754676455
OCLC Number: 754773633
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 328 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Why regulate? --
How safe is health care? --
Regulatory actors : who governs health care? --
Regulating the health professions --
Safety cultures and safety systems --
Regulating staff : internal management --
Regulating organizations : external reviews --
Regulation by enforcement : laws, money, and monitoring --
Regulation by patients --
Responsive regulation : trust and transparency.
Series Title: Law, ethics and governance.
Responsibility: Judith Healy.
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