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An audit was undertaken to assess the compliance to British Thoracic Society guidelines (1997) in the prescription of long‐term oxygen treatment (LTOT) in Bassetlaw District General Hospital. A total of 34 patients were prescribed LTOT in our hospital between March 1993 and October 1998. The...
As part of the Trust’s clinical governance arrangements and to facilitate a systematic approach to clinical governance a risk assessment was conducted. This assessment identified that falls were a significant risk of patients, both during episodes of in‐patient care and in their own homes. There...
Aims to identify awareness of and involvement in risk assessments, training, incident reporting, information giving and consenting in an acute health care context. Explores how nurse managers perceived risk management as a concept and if they saw advanced neonatal nurse practitioners having a...
We determined access and satisfaction of 2,598 recipients of Virginia’s Medicaid program, comparing its health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to its primary care case management (PCCM) program. Positive responses were summed as sub‐domains either of access, satisfaction, or of utilization, and...
The paper outlines a model for addressing clinical effectiveness, and an illustration of how this is practically implemented through team working in a multidisciplinary in-patient environment. This is particularly relevant given the number of recent reports that highlight the need to develop and...
This article from the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team (NCGST) outlines the development of quality concerns since the NHS was founded in 1948. It traces the development of clinical governance as a means of achieving continuous quality improvement and describes what the implementation of...
Maintaining good standards of clinical documentation remains a problem in the health service despite continued and consistent advice from protection organisations and professional bodies over many years. This article discusses some of the issues that arise from poor quality note keeping and the...
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