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.
Owens, M. and Hurst, K. (1991), "Auditing Mental Health Units", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 4 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869110000021
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