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Medical audit and mental health care

  • Gyles R. Glover (a1)
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The recent prominence of medical audit in psychiatry is due in large measure to the place given to the subject in the government's White Paper Working for Patients (DoH, 1989a). However, medical audit existed before the White Paper and covers a broader scope than the White Paper proposes. Thus in considering the introduction of audit into the mental health services it is important not to allow the White Paper to narrow the field of view.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Medical audit and mental health care

  • Gyles R. Glover (a1)
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