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Setting the Scene

Chapter 6: Quality, Standards and Information

Responsibility for the quality of clinical care

National policy towards quality

Attitudes and policy begin to change


A national policy on audit

Other initiatives concerned with quality

Quality assurance

The `Patient's Charter'

Other activity intended to promote improvements in the quality of care

Poor co-ordination of systems for assuring quality


Systems for collecting information concerning clinical performance


The role of the Department of Health

The role of the regional health authority

The role of the district health authority


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