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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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Healthcare networks

Healthcare networks

(p.389) Chapter 44 Healthcare networks
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Angela Walsh

Oxford University Press

Clinical networks are described as linked groups of health professionals and organizations from primary, secondary, and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional (and organizational) boundaries to ensure equitable provision of high-quality and clinically-effective services. This chapter discusses the types of networks, engagement in clinical networks, and clinical governance and improving patient safety across a network.

Keywords:   NHS, clinical networks, healthcare quality, patient safety, clinical governance

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