Primary Care in the Twenty-First Century

Primary Care in the Twenty-First Century : An International Perspective

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Quality is at the heart of the government's strategy for NHS development, and which is to be delivered through clinical governance. This book explores accreditation through practical case studies and research findings, and outlines how it can assure the quality of care. Systems of accreditation for measuring and improving quality are described, and show how they can be used easily and effectively to meet the challenges of the new NHS. It is clear, concise and relevant to all the current changes in healthcare provision. All those responsible for delivering a service based on clinical and cost effectiveness will find it essential reading. 'In the United Kingdom primary health care is based almost wholly on general practice. From April 1999 all general practices will belong to primary care groups. Questions of quality and accountability will be high on their agenda as part of the new arrangements for clinical governance. This book on accreditation in primary care is therefore most timely.' Sir Donald Irvine, President, General Medical Council, in the Introductionshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 14mm | 381.02g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 1857757114
  • 9781857757118

Table of contents

International Approach. Future options for family medicine. The extended general practice. The managed care enterprise. The reformed polyclinic. The district health system. The community development system. The outreach franchise. Transferable more

Review quote

"'This book is a welcome addition to the literature on international primary care. It illuminates the importance of comparative models in different healthcare systems and deals systematically with the subject. Understanding the issues that face primary care teams around the world is an important concept in preparing for future challenges and this book clearly, concisely and very readably summarises the global story.' Yvonne Carter, in the Foreword"show more