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Clinical Governance

01 Jun 2008

IMPROVING SAFETY FOR PATIENTS WITH ALLERGIES: AN INTERVENTION FOR IMPROVING ALLERGY DOCUMENTATION
Drugs and other substances used in hospitals can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals

EVALUATION OF A WORKPLACE HEALTH PROGRAM TO REDUCE CORONARY RISK FACTORS
Coronary heart disease, the most common cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among Canadians

MANAGEMENT OF HENOCH-SCHONLEIN PURPURA IN A LARGE DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL
Henoch-Schonlein purpura is the most common vasculitic disease of childhood.  The cause remains unknown, but the increase in incidence in winter and spring seems to support an infectious trigger

LESSONS FROM TWO DECADES OF SURGICAL AUDIT
The author first started work as a consultant general surgeon with a vascular sub-speciality interest in October 1984 in Ashington in Northumberland and moved in January 1997, to work as a dedicated vascular surgeon at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle

CAPTURING PATIENTS' VIEWS ON COMMUNICATION WITH ANAESTHETISTS: THE CARE MEASURE
The importance of seeking and responding to patients views on the quality of their care has gained increasing prominence over recent years

SHORT REPORT
AN AUDIT OF ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME ASSESSMENT (TIMI SCORING) AND TREATMENT
This report outlines an audit on the use of TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) scoring in the triage and treatment of patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome

NORTH AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
MANDATORY PUBLIC REPORTING
North America's hospitals have individually maintained adverse event rate records for many decades, with infection surveillance and control programs tending to be the best validated and most sophisticated among their patient safety programs