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The Many Meanings of ‘Quality’ in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by: Dr Deborah Swinglehurst

Collection published: 23 April 2015
Last updated: 3 July 2015

  1. Empathy has been re-discovered as a desirable quality in doctors. A number of approaches using the medical humanities have been advocated to teach empathy to medical students. This paper describes a new approa...

    Authors: Paula McDonald, Katy Ashton, Rachel Barratt, Simon Doyle, Dorrie Imeson, Amos Meir and Gregoire Risser
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:112
  2. This editorial introduces the special Biomed Central cross-journal collection The Many Meanings of ‘Quality’ in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, setting out the context for the development of the colle...

    Authors: Deborah Swinglehurst, Nathan Emmerich, Jo Maybin, Sophie Park and Sally Quilligan
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15:240
  3. Hospital boards, those executive members charged with developing appropriate organisational strategies and cultures, have an important role to play in safeguarding the care provided by their organisation. Howe...

    Authors: Ross Millar, Tim Freeman and Russell Mannion
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15:196
  4. UK-based research conducted within a healthcare setting generally requires approval from the National Research Ethics Service. Research ethics committees are required to assess a vast range of proposals, diffe...

    Authors: Fiona A Stevenson, William Gibson, Caroline Pelletier, Vasiliki Chrysikou and Sophie Park
    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2015 16:21
  5. The quality of information recorded about patient care is considered key to improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. Assigning codes to patients’ records is an important aspect of ...

    Authors: Deborah Swinglehurst and Trisha Greenhalgh
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15:177
  6. Understanding quality improvement from a patient perspective is important for delivering patient-centred care. Yet the ways patients define quality improvement remains unexplored with patients often excluded f...

    Authors: Alicia Renedo and Cicely Marston
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15:122
  7. Improving the patient experience is a key focus within the National Health Service. This has led us to consider how health services are experienced, from both staff and patient perspectives. Novel service impr...

    Authors: Alison Thomson, Carol Rivas and Gavin Giovannoni
    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2015 15:105
  8. We sought to define quality in telehealth and telecare with the aim of improving the proportion of patients who receive appropriate, acceptable and workable technologies and services to support them living wit...

    Authors: Trisha Greenhalgh, Rob Procter, Joe Wherton, Paul Sugarhood, Sue Hinder and Mark Rouncefield
    Citation: BMC Medicine 2015 13:91
  9. Quality in healthcare has many potential meanings and interpretations. The case has been made for conceptualisations of quality that place more emphasis on describing quality and less on measuring it through s...

    Authors: Moira Kelly, Carol Rivas, Jens Foell, Janet Llewellyn-Dunn, Diana England, Anna Cocciadiferro and Sally Hull
    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:28