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The Path.Finder NHS consortium consists of ten acute hospitals sharing a common approach to the production and dissemination of local information for primary care, including clinical practice guidelines. Ten local guidelines were studied across four clinical areas: dyspepsia, lipids, eczema, and...
Aims to provide a framework for identifying barriers to the implementation of a clinical guideline by examining a clinical effectiveness programme and a review of relevant literature. A total of 41 types of barrier were identified and categorised according to characteristics of the guideline to...
There is little evidence that treatment advances have improved the prognosis of heart failure in the community. One explanation is the failure of doctors to undertake necessary prescribing. Reports elsewhere how a modified Delphi approach, based on the RAND Health Services utilisation study...
Aims to determine the bed requirement for a large district general hospital with a four‐bedded surgical high‐dependency unit (HDU). All admissions from 1 December 1997 to 28 February 1998 (aged over 15 years) were used in this study. Overall, the study showed that an estimated 1.6 per cent of...
Six professions allied to medicine (PAMs) participated in a one‐year project designed to provide a novel self‐sustaining framework within which to increase research and development effectiveness in the Northern and Yorkshire region. The project was based on recognition that the multiplicity and...
Examines a particular system for reporting clinical trials: the revised CONSORT system. Identifies its evolution and key components, indicating who may go on to use it, posting its key strengths, and concludes by identifying its outstanding limitations.
Considers the role of the Ombudsman’s office in the NHS. It also stresses that, whilst improvements have already been made in the format and style of investigation reports, these are still not being used to their full advantage as teaching aids for staff. An overall review of the publications...
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