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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Performance management of acute and specialist trusts

Performance management of acute and specialist trusts

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(p.197) Chapter 22 Performance management of acute and specialist trusts
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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Richard Connett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0022

This chapter discusses performance management, which is important in ensuring high standards of clinical governance, which in turn drives improvement in patient safety. Performance management is based on self-assessment, combined with inspections and cross-checking with other sources. It covers compliance with standards, use of a variety of indicators from across the healthcare spectrum, and the meeting of national targets.

Keywords:   performance management, clinical governance, healthcare quality, healthcare practice, patient safety

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