Capturing general practice quality: a new paradigm?

Kordowicz, Maria and Ashworth, Mark (2013) Capturing general practice quality: a new paradigm? British Journal of General Practice, 63 (611). pp. 288-289. ISSN 0960-1643

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While overwhelmingly quality is presented by policymakers as measurable and as meeting predefined top-down targets, we argue that quality in general practice is multiform and multifaceted. Quality is a notion that is hugely difficult to pin down in all its richness and complexity and countless attempts have been made at defining quality in health care. Definitions range from the more concrete (quality as access and effectiveness for instance,1) to the abstract (quality as purely a social construct rather than an objective entity2). Therefore, there exists a clear challenge of unifying the practical realities of general practice with subjective norms into one concept.

Keywords:general practice, quality
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:41593
Deposited On:22 Jul 2020 08:34

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