Acta Med Port 2017 06 30;30(6):431-433. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
Unidade de Saúde Familiar Serpa Pinto. Agrupamentos de Centros de Saúde Porto Ocidental. Porto. Portugal.
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Australas Psychiatry 2005 Mar;13(1):16-20
Community and Mental Health, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic., Australia.
Objective: To consider the origin, current emphasis and relevance of the concepts of quality, risk management and clinical governance in mental health.
Conclusions: Increasingly, health service boards and management teams are required to give attention to clinical governance rather than corporate governance alone. Clinical governance is a unifying quality concept that aims to produce a structure and systems to assure and improve the quality of clinical services by promoting an integrated and organization-wide approach towards continuous quality improvement. Read More
J Health Organ Manag 2008 ;22(6):642-51
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to advance critical debate in relation to a very critical issue in current healthcare management--namely "patient safety". This is currently a very high profile issue. In its various guises such as clinical governance, integrated governance and healthcare governance the question of avoiding or at least minimising harm to patients is attracting a huge amount of attention. Read More
Theor Med Bioeth 2000 ;21(5):477-91
Department of Public Health, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Professional autonomy interferes at a structural level with the various aspects of the health care system. The health care systems that can be distinguished all feature a specific design of professional autonomy, but experience their own governance problems. Empirical health care systems in the West are a nationally coloured blend of ideal type health care systems. Read More
Acta Odontol Scand 2018 Mar 16;76(2):125-129. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
a Faculty of Odontology , Malmö University , Malmö , Sweden.
Objective: A trend towards the state governance of healthcare through quality indicators and national clinical guidelines has been observed, and it is argued that this trend can be a challenge to the autonomy of healthcare professionals. In Sweden, these regulatory tools have been implemented in combination with subsidies for adult dental care that are based on guideline recommendations which serve to ensure that dental care is evidence-based and cost-effective. This paper aims to analyse the implications of these changes regarding dentists' autonomy and whether the government's political intentions can be fulfilled. Read More