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Measuring the quality of long-term care in England

Malley, Juliette (2010) Measuring the quality of long-term care in England. Eurohealth, 16 (2). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1356-1030

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Abstract

Improving the quality of long-term care has been central to the agenda of successive UK Governments since the late 1980s and a number of mechanisms have been introduced to achieve this end. The quality assurance framework that exists in England is comprehensive and supported by legislation. It is also supported by a number of national quality measures, including performance indicators from administrative systems to user surveys and composite measures of quality. There is close interaction between the quality assurance system and the collection of data for quality measures; additionally, the measures are used to support quality assurance activities. This relationship has consequences for the accuracy and validity of the measures.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.euro.who.int/en/who-we-are/partners/obs...
Additional Information: © 2010 European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 14:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32657/

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