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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Clinical governance at service level

Clinical governance at service level

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(p.169) Chapter 19 Clinical governance at service level
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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David James

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0019

There is currently no universal model of clinical governance (CG) at service delivery level. This chapter discusses a simple approach that allows the concepts of CG to be tailored to various clinical settings. The cycle is designed to ensure clinical services provide care to an acceptable quality. It seeks to compare current practices to reference standards, emphasizing that CG activities are undertaken iteratively, with considerable overlap of each component of the cycle, which may be entered at any point.

Keywords:   NHS, clinical governance, healthcare practice, service delivery, healthcare quality

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