How to assess quality in your sexual health service

Hathorn, E. and Land, L. and Ross, J.D.C. (2011) How to assess quality in your sexual health service. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 87 (6). pp. 508-510. ISSN 13684973 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Previous improvements in NHS have largely focused on increasing service capacity to ensure the provision of universal, comprehensive healthcare at the point of need in the UK. However, public expectations of the NHS are changing, triggered by increased access to information and media coverage of a series of lapses in quality and geographical inequity of care. The NHS also faces the challenges posed by a changing family structure, an ageing population, advancing technology and economic uncertainty. To meet these challenges, improvements in quality rather than just quantity have become a focus of the new NHS. This article provides an overview of quality and how to measure it in sexual health services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: access to information, clinical assessment, clinical effectiveness, health care access, health care delivery, health care quality, health service, human, patient attitude, patient safety, priority journal, questionnaire, sexually transmitted disease, short survey, United Kingdom, Delivery of Health Care, Efficiency, Organizational, Great Britain, Health Services, Health Services Accessibility, Humans, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Quality Indicators, Health Care, Quality of Health Care, Safety Management, State Medicine, Venereology
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 14:34
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2081

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