Quality, risk management and governance in mental health: an overview.
Tom Callaly, Dinesh Arya, Harry Minas
Australasian Psychiatry | Published : 2005
OBJECTIVE: To consider the origin, current emphasis and relevance of the concepts of quality, risk management and clinical governance in mental health. CONCLUSIONS: Increasingly, health service boards and management teams are required to give attention to clinical governance rather than corporate governance alone. Clinical governance is a unifying quality concept that aims to produce a structure and systems to assure and improve the quality of clinical services by promoting an integrated and organization-wide approach towards continuous quality improvement. Many psychiatrists will find the reduction in clinical autonomy, the need to consider the welfare of the whole population as well as the..View full abstract