Doing the right thing right

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Is clinical effectiveness just a fancy way of getting nurses to do more with less? No, argues Professor Alison Kitson in a discussion on the issues and challenges clinical effectiveness presents for nurses and nursing

Clinical effectiveness has become the most recent phrase to hit the headlines. Having grown weary of total quality management, continuous quality improvement, patient-focused care and clinical audit we now devote our time and attention to the latest fad. Those spin doctors in the NHS have magicked up for us another set of ideas and phrases, which when unpicked and dissected, basically mean doing more for less. Or do they? Is there anything in this latest fad that will embed into our health care system and more importantly into our collective consciousness?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Older People
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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