Governance of quality of care: a qualitative study of health service boards in Victoria, Australia
Marie M Bismark, David M Studdert
BMJ QUALITY & SAFETY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVES: To describe the engagement of health service boards with quality-of-care issues and to identify factors that influence boards' activities in this area. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews with 35 board members and executives from 13 public health services in Victoria, Australia. Interviews focused on the role currently played by boards in overseeing quality of care. We also elicited interviewees' perceptions of factors that have influenced their current approach to governance in this area. Thematic analysis was used to identify key themes from interview transcripts. RESULTS: Virtually all interviewees believed boards had substantial opportunities to influence the qual..View full abstract
Awarded by ARC Laureate Fellowship, Australian Research Council
This study was funded by the Victorian Healthcare Association, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and an ARC Laureate Fellowship (FL110100102 to Dr Studdert) from the Australian Research Council. The research was conducted independently from the funders.