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The development of clinical governance in the UK: its implications for rehabilitation medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12737370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical governance has been introduced in the UK as a mechanism to improve the quality of health services, and the professional performance of clinicians. Specialist societies have a pivotal role to play in developing systems to support its implementation in clinical practice. Rehabilitation medicine is a specialty characterised by closely integrated interdisciplinary teamwork. The particular issues that this poses for clinical governance may also be relevant to other specialities. This paper presents an overview of the development of audit and clinical governance procedures in the UK and their specific implications for rehabilitation medicine. It also summarises the work undertaken to date by the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine towards implementation of clinical governance, to improve the quality of care offered to patients.
Lynne Turner-Stokes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine (London, England)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1470-2118     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med     Publication Date:    2003 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-09     Completed Date:  2003-08-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092853     Medline TA:  Clin Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
King's College London.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence / standards
Great Britain
Medical Audit / methods*
Medicine / standards*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Program Development
Rehabilitation / standards*
Societies, Medical
State Medicine / standards

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