British Journal of Clinical Governance: Volume 6 Issue 1


Table of contents

Education for clinical governance

Peter Bayliss, Peter Hill, Kenneth Calman, John Hamilton

For the modernisation of the NHS and successful implementation of clinical governance there must be a new curriculum, with new educational goals for the education of…


The role of information technology in enhancing patient satisfaction

Charles Zabada, Sanjay Singh, George Munchus

The rapid changes taking place in the health care sector have prompted health care organizations to pay more attention to the satisfaction of their patients. Many…


Feedback in primary care can improve the prescribing of hormone replacement therapy in women with a history of hysterectomy

Peter McCartney, Wendy Macdowall, Margaret Thorogood

Aims to show that audit and feedback could improve the prescribing of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to women with a history of hysterectomy. Describes a randomised…

Suspected deep vein thrombosis: is one scan enough?

B.J. Robinson, P.J. Kesteven, S.T. Elliott

Describes a prospective study to establish the clinical outcome of patients who had undergone Doppler ultrasound for symptomatic suspected deep vein thrombosis, focusing…


The feasibility of a national audit of stroke

Penny Irwin, Zoe Rutledge, Anthony G. Rudd

Reports on an audit of service organizations, clinical care and casemix. The sample included up to 40 consecutive cases of acute stroke (1CD10 161‐164) from each trust…

Survey of medical directors’ views and use of the Cochrane Library

Paul M. Wilson, Ian S. Watt, Geoff F. Hardman

A postal survey to determine UK medical directors’ (n = 491) attitudes on the importance of effectiveness information; their own access, awareness and use of a variety of…


Clinical effectiveness evaluation of an emergency department cardiac decision unit

Shalin S. Shah, Husam Noor, Glenn Tokarski, Nabil Khoury, Kristin B. McCabe, Keisha R. Sandberg, Robert J. Morlock, Peter A. McCullough

The aim was to test the feasibility of using automated data, and evaluate the impact of an emergency cardiac decision unit (CDU) on the overall outcomes of patients seen…

Critical appraisal and hierarchies of the evidence

Alan Earl‐Slater

First in a series of articles to address the critical appraisal of clinical trials. Provides background of knowledge, ideas and instruments to use to understand better the…


Resuscitation – risk management implications for training and decision making

P. Jane Cowan

NHS trusts are required to have a resuscitation policy in place by April of this year. Chief executives were sent guidance in September 2000, to ensure that policy takes…



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