Determining chest pain patients' suitability for transfer to a general ward following admission to a cardiac care unit

Quinn, Tom, Thompson, David R. and Boyle, Roger M. (2000) Determining chest pain patients' suitability for transfer to a general ward following admission to a cardiac care unit. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(2), pp. 310-317. ISSN (print) 0309-2402

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Abstract

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and England, and each country devotes substantial resources to its prevention and treatment. We review recent strategies for improving quality of care for coronary heart disease in each country, including clinical guidelines; national standards; performance reports; benchmarking, feedback, and professional leadership; and market-oriented approaches. These strategies highlight the importance of information systems, organizational culture, and incentives to improve the quality of care in both the decentralized health care system of the United States and England's more centralized system.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)
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Depositing User: Clive Allnutt
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 11:31
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 11:31
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/34169

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