Patient Centredness

A new essay by Don Berwick on the role of patient centredness as a dimension of quality in healthcare was published yesterday in the journal Health Affairs. Abstract:“Patient-centeredness” is a dimension of health care quality in its own right, not just because of its connection with other desired aims, like safety and effectiveness. Its proper…

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Air Quality Index

We have a number of members who have respiratory conditions that are seriously affected by air quality. Air quality is an important issue for all of us as we can’t avoid breathing in the air around us. Diane Proctor has been looking into how consumers can access information about air quality and has written this…

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Budget for 2009 – 2010

Overall, HCCA is pleased to see that the Government has made provisions for services to meet the growing demand, despite the financial crisis. The budget makes provision for further development of the services as set out in Your Health – Our Priority, especially the e-health infrastructure and the design and construction of the community health…

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