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Health Care Quality Improvement: Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Edited by Bruce Jennings, Mary Ann Baily, Melissa Bottrell, and Joanne Lynn

This collection of original papers provides in-depth discussions of important ethical and regulatory aspects of quality improvement (QI). How does QI differ from research? What duty do physicians, nurses, and health administrators have to initiate and participate in sound QI activities? What is the responsibility of patients to cooperate with them? What practical strategies for QI management and oversight could clinicians and managers use to ensure that QI does not harm patients, that improvement activities respect privacy, and that all involved stay accountable for their actions? Download a free copy here.