Regulating Healthcare Quality: Legal and Professional Issues

Charles Foster (Editor), John Tingle (Editor), Kay Wheat (Editor)

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The key focus of this edited text is on the legal and professional conflicts and issues that can arise from regulating health care quality. Doctors and nurses all increasingly face a number of dilemmas with regulating health quality issues such as increasing levels of complaints and litigation, scarcity of resources, under-staffing, professional discipline, clinical governance, clinical risk management etc. This book spells out and discusses these issues, taking an academic approach, though this will be tempered with a practical focus on issues.•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
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print) 0750687843
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2004


  • Health Law, Litigation Complaints


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