Improving Health Care Safety and Quality: Reluctant Regulators

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 350 pages
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Responding to the alarm caused by recent hospital scandals and accounts of unintended harm to patients, this author draws on her experience of analyzing the health care systems of over a dozen countries and examines whether greater regulation has increased patient safety and health care quality. It will be of key interest to government actors, health care professionals and medico-legal scholars.
  

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Contents

Why Regulate?
1
How Safe Is Health Care?
23
Who Governs Health Care?
59
Regulating the Health Professions
97
Safety Cultures and Safety Systems
137
Internal Management
169
External Reviews
199
Laws Money and Monitoring
237
Regulation by Patients
283
Trust and Transparency
307
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About the author (2013)

Judith Healy is at the RegNet, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Australia.

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