Scandals, public inquiries and health professional regulation

McDonald, Fiona (2012) Scandals, public inquiries and health professional regulation. In Short, Stephanie & McDonald, Fiona (Eds.) Health Workforce Governance: Improved Access, Good Regulatory Practice, Safer Patients. Ashgate Publishing Limited, London, pp. 223-247.

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Since 1980 there has been an increasing incidence of the use of public inquiries as a process through which scandals raising patient safety and health care quality concerns can be subject to highly public scrutiny. The use of public inquiries and their impact on the governance of health or social systems, especially around issues of patient or client safety, has been examined by a number of commentators (Butler and Drakeford 2003, Masso and Eager 2009, Stanley and Manthorpe 2004, Walshe and Higgins 2002) but public inquiries into scandals in the health system also raise a question about the impact of these inquiries on public perceptions about the adequacy of the various mechanisms for health professional regulation...

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ID Code: 50492
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Public Inquiries, Health professional regulation, Health workforce, Governance, Patient Safety
ISBN: 9781409429210
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ashgate Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 22 May 2012 00:15
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 16:01

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