Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Volume 12 Issue 3


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Psychiatry SHOs should consider psychological treatment for depression

Melissa Willis, Lynette C.M. Low, Sagir Parkar, David Curtis

To determine the extent to which psychiatrists of different grades complied with published recommendations regarding referral for psychological treatment of patients…

Lessons learnt from complaints by surgical patients

B. Saravanan, E. Ranganathan, L.R. Jenkinson

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the complaints received from surgical patients and provide suggestions to reduce them.

Clinical coding: how accurately is it done?

Y. Bajaj, J. Crabtree, A.G. Tucker

Clinical coding is a process of accurate translation of written medical terms into codes. The Payment by Results initiative has focused attention on the quality of…

Revalidation, appraisal and clinical governance

Kirstyn Shaw, Lucy MacKillop, Mary Armitage

Purpose – In light of the recent report on regulation by the CMO of England and Wales and the subsequent Department of Health White Paper, this paper aims to consider the…

Perceptions of workplace health: building community partnerships

Lydia Makrides, Stephanie Heath, Jane Farquharson, Paula L. Veinot

Workplace health promotion initiatives are an effective way to reach adults, and provide safe and healthy working environments that support individual health. The purpose…

Survey of Venlafaxine prescriptions following the 2004 NICE guidelines on depression

Daniel Kinnair, Janet Bruce

This survey was initially conceived as an audit to highlight the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (UK), guidelines on depression in 2004. In particular, the…

Parallels and distinctions between health care quality improvement and health care disparities reduction

Wally R. Smith

This paper aims to compare and contrast quality improvement in the domain of health care disparities with quality improvement in other domains.



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