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  • P Davis
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 2001
The interface between primary and secondary care in the UK has been affected by a number of recent changes, particularly in provision of out-of-hours care and advice. This paper reviews some current measures of healthcare quality and argues that many do not adequately measure contributions in primary care. To overcome these deficiencies the Royal College of(More)
In an era of rapidly shifting resources and changing models of care, healthcare providers must demonstrate quality and cost-effective patient care. Historically, quality of care has been described using administrative variables such as mortality, morbidity, length of stay, readmissions, and cost. Methods have not been readily available to define quality in(More)