Quality management in medical specialties: the use of channels and dikes in improving health care in The Netherlands.

@article{Klazinga1998QualityMI,
  title={Quality management in medical specialties: the use of channels and dikes in improving health care in The Netherlands.},
  author={Niek Sebastian Klazinga and Kiki Mjmh Lombarts and Jannes J E van Everdingen},
  journal={The Joint Commission journal on quality improvement},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          240-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND In 1989 a Dutch national policy was instituted to ensure that quality management is the responsibility of both health care professionals and management, with input from insurers and patients. In turn, quality management of medical specialists remained to a large extent self-regulatory, with accountability toward third-party payers and patients. Three programs for quality management-peer review, guidelines, and visitation-have sufficiently persuaded patient organizations and care… CONTINUE READING
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