British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 5 Issue 2


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Case study of an inter‐professional and inter‐organisational programme to adapt, implement and evaluate clinical guidelines in secondary care

Lesley Hall, Martin Eccles

This paper describes the implementation of a clinical guideline across three acute Trusts. A Clinical Effectiveness Steering Group identified prevention of venous…

Management of nasal trauma – widespread misuse of radiographs

A.F. Oluwasanmi, A.L. Pinto

Objective – to assess the reasons behind the widespread use of X‐ray in the management of nasal trauma despite the fact that it has no useful purpose, comparing the…


Benchmarking in rehabilitation: comparing physiotherapy services

Pam Enderby, Alexandra John, Anthony Hughes, Brian Petheram

This report presents outcome data from 3,176 consecutive prospective patients referred to physiotherapy for the treatment of soft tissue injuries. The results detailed…


An evidence‐based patient information leaflet about otitis media with effusion

Haytham Kubba

Leaflets are a useful resource for information provision. Many otolaryngology patients have poor reading skills, and may have difficulty understanding medical jargon. The…

Achieving plasma HIV RNA below the level of detection in clinical practice

Javier Ena, Concepción Benito

Clinical trials have shown that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) reduces plasma HIV RNA below the detection level in up to 90 per cent of patients. To assess…


Case management: a controlled evaluation of persons with diabetes

Sibylle H. Lob, Neal D. Kohatsu

Case management has been widely used with the intent of improving clinical outcomes while reducing medical costs. Studies of case management, however, have shown variable…

Consent and clinical governance: improving standards and skills

Jane Cowan

Obtaining appropriate and informed consent from patients is an integral part of provision of quality health care. Doctors are bound to obtain consent in a manner that is…



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