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The pursuit of quality: a clinical directorate’s progress in clinical governance a case study of the women and children’s directorate, GUH (HSE)

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dc.contributor.author de Burca, Stefán
dc.contributor.author Williams, Peter
dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-19T14:27:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-19T14:27:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2553
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the overall study is to inform the design and delivery of a high reliability clinical directorate. This report is the result of the mapping phase in the case study of the Women’s and Children’s Directorate, Galway University Hospitals. It describes the current approach and the hospital’s progress in providing a quality service. The policy context clarifies the external and internal influences affecting the present performance level of the Directorate. The enquiry uses a mixed-method strategy to generate quantitative, qualitative, and documentary evidence. The findings provide perceptions of dimensions of clinical governance, and describe the nature and effects of context as opportunities and constraints on performance. Documentary evidence represents the intended or espoused state of performance, as well as realisation in structure, process and outcomes. Key findings from each method are triangulated on the basis of the emergent qualitative categories. While each method provides its own data set, the combined set of evidence is indicative of the hospital’s theory in use as against its espoused theory. This provides a foundation for the next step, i.e. the reflective phase of the project. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Health Systems Research Centre en_US
dc.subject health services en_US
dc.subject clinical governance en_US
dc.subject hospitals en_US
dc.subject qulaity control en_US
dc.subject performance management en_US
dc.title The pursuit of quality: a clinical directorate’s progress in clinical governance a case study of the women and children’s directorate, GUH (HSE) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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