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It is the best of news, it is the worst of news . . .

It is the best of news, it is the worst of news . . . There are noteworthy international convergences in recent guiding documents for infection control and other patient safety programs. Although these bode well for raising the future prominence of such programs, they also are an indictment of failed past leadership and an external prop. Local governance itself, and alternative bases for quality management systems, should be examined as closely as these new documents. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Governance: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

It is the best of news, it is the worst of news . . .

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-7274
DOI
10.1108/14777270410571403
Publisher site
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Abstract

There are noteworthy international convergences in recent guiding documents for infection control and other patient safety programs. Although these bode well for raising the future prominence of such programs, they also are an indictment of failed past leadership and an external prop. Local governance itself, and alternative bases for quality management systems, should be examined as closely as these new documents.

Journal

Clinical Governance: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

Keywords: Medical practice; Safety; Quality standards; ISO 9000 series

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