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Improving Health Care Safety and Quality: Reluctant Regulatorsby Judith Healy
Synopses & Reviews
Responding to the alarm 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. It will be of key interest to government actors, health care professionals and medico-legal scholars.
This volume examines the increasingly important role of governance and regulation in ensuring patient safety.
Table of 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.
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