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Quality Matters

Quality Matters IQI Quality Matters Thanks are extended to Ms Joanne McLachlan from barrier to participation in, the organisation of, and the the Health Department Victoria for sending to this adequate documentation of patient care review column the following thought provoking article by Dr activities" . Moss Cass on quality assurance and the law. In it Dr Examination of the current law confirmed that Cass describes aspects of the controversy surrounding "members of Quality Assurance Committees should be the decision whether legislation should be introduced to subpoenaed and documentation required by discovery"; provide some protection with respect to quality so, in 1987, the Task Force recommended legal assurance activities within health care organisations. protection be provided for quality assurance processes. The latter part of his article is both an introduction to, Without statutory immunity, the reasons for less than and an explanation of, the role of "QAN", the Quality optimal care, whether due to individual mismanagement Assurance Network established by the Victorian or ignorance or misadventure, can never be discussed Government. We hope we will hear more from our for fear of legal retribution. Without open discussion, it is difficult or impossible to determine effective action to colleagues in Victoria in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian Medical Record Journal SAGE

Quality Matters

Australian Medical Record Journal , Volume 21 (4): 2 – Dec 1, 1991

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1991 Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited
ISSN
0817-3907
eISSN
1833-3575
DOI
10.1177/183335839102100412
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Abstract

IQI Quality Matters Thanks are extended to Ms Joanne McLachlan from barrier to participation in, the organisation of, and the the Health Department Victoria for sending to this adequate documentation of patient care review column the following thought provoking article by Dr activities" . Moss Cass on quality assurance and the law. In it Dr Examination of the current law confirmed that Cass describes aspects of the controversy surrounding "members of Quality Assurance Committees should be the decision whether legislation should be introduced to subpoenaed and documentation required by discovery"; provide some protection with respect to quality so, in 1987, the Task Force recommended legal assurance activities within health care organisations. protection be provided for quality assurance processes. The latter part of his article is both an introduction to, Without statutory immunity, the reasons for less than and an explanation of, the role of "QAN", the Quality optimal care, whether due to individual mismanagement Assurance Network established by the Victorian or ignorance or misadventure, can never be discussed Government. We hope we will hear more from our for fear of legal retribution. Without open discussion, it is difficult or impossible to determine effective action to colleagues in Victoria in

Journal

Australian Medical Record JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 1991

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