Journal article

Theory-based identification of barriers to quality improvement: induced abortion care

R Foy, A Walker, C Ramsay, G Penney, J Grimshaw, J Francis

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists published the clinical guideline, The Care of Women Requesting Induced Abortion, to address recognized variations in care. There is little empirical evidence on factors that influence compliance with the guideline. A better understanding of such factors is needed for quality improvement initiatives. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors that influence compliance with two key guideline recommendations: offer of an assessment appointment within 5 days of referral, and supply of contraceptives at discharge. SETTING: Thirteen hospital gynaecology units in Scotland. METHODS: Guideline compliance was measured by a case note review. Barr..

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