Regulating Healthcare Quality

1st Edition

Legal and Professional Issues


  • John Tingle
  • Charles Foster
  • Kay Wheat
    • Print ISBN 9780750687843

    Key Features

    • Discusses ethical approaches to regulating health care quality
    • Examines health care rights in the UK
    • Looks at complaints procedures in the new NHS
    • Presents alternatives to the present clinical negligence system
    • Compares health care regulation in the US and UK

    Table of Contents

    Preface. Introduction. Clinical governance: a means for improving and regulating quality. Health policy and provision: public management and its influence on regulation in England. Cost implications and ethics of health care quality regulation. Fault and blame in the NHS: review and replacement of the clinical negligence system in the UK. Creating a level playing field?: the influence of user and provider grievances in the shaping of health care policy. Disciplinary jurisdiction over the medical and other health care professions. The implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 - prioritising consent. The impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on health care in the UK. How effective is the Human Rights Act 1998 in protecting genetic information?. Tort law and medical quality: some lessons from the USA. Ethics and health care resources. Regulating quality of health care through judicial review.


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    © 2004
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