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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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Accountability, safety, and professionalism

Accountability, safety, and professionalism

(p.427) Chapter 48 Accountability, safety, and professionalism
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Edwin Borman

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses accountability in medical practice. Accountability confirms that doctors provide safe care for patients. Openness regarding quality of care contributes to the trust in, and status of, the medical profession. Accountability is a key component of the regulation of the medical profession. Accountability in doctors' working lives fulfills a necessary condition for the recognition of their professionalism.

Keywords:   accountability, doctors, healthcare quality, medical profession, medical practice

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