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Auditing Mental Health Units

Auditing Mental Health Units Embryonic work in the measurement of the quality of care in mental health units is presented. The main thrust of the article is an assessment of the relationship between patient dependency, nursing workload, and quality of patient care. A Psychiatric Nursing Audit is employed in an ongoing quality assurance programme and some preliminary findings are discussed along with the strengths and weaknesses of the method. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/09526869110000021
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Abstract

Embryonic work in the measurement of the quality of care in mental health units is presented. The main thrust of the article is an assessment of the relationship between patient dependency, nursing workload, and quality of patient care. A Psychiatric Nursing Audit is employed in an ongoing quality assurance programme and some preliminary findings are discussed along with the strengths and weaknesses of the method.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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