Why Don't Physicians Enthusiastically Support Quality Improvement Programmes?

Published in: Quality and Safety in Health Care, v. 11, no. 1, Commentaries, Mar. 2002, p. 6

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2001

by Paul G. Shekelle

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Resistance of physicians to clinical governance will continue until they can see how a real programme works operationally and a measurable leap in quality is achieved. In the absence of a role model, the opportunity exists for the NHS to fund primary care groups/trusts to develop a model that can be seen to work.

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