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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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Personnel: Poor clinical performance

Personnel: Poor clinical performance

(p.231) Chapter 26 Personnel: Poor clinical performance
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Jeremy Mitchell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the poor clinical performance of medical staff, which may impact on the quality of care given to patients and may be related to behaviour, conduct, or health issues. Personal and organizational factors affect clinical performance. Approximately one out of 200 doctors are referred to the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) every year for poor performance. The performance of approximately 15% of doctors is affected by ill-health at some point during their working life. The performance of at least 5% of doctors is affected by drugs or alcohol at some point during their working life.

Keywords:   clinical performance, healthcare quality, healthcare personnel, healthcare practice, medical staff

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