Can making physical healthcare policies more readable improve healthcare standards?

Khokhar, Waqqas, Tosh, Graeme and Clifton, Andrew (2010) Can making physical healthcare policies more readable improve healthcare standards? The Psychiatrist, 34 (1). pp. 496-500. ISSN 1758-3209

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Abstract

Tosh et al. examined the physical healthcare policy documents of the three mental healthcare trusts in the north sector of the East Midlands Strategic Healthcare Authority in detail. We found significant disparities between the policies in terms of size, readability, external references and reading cost. All the policies incorporated vague language in their directives and none could be read swiftly. It is only fair to make a reasonable observation here that if a policy cannot be accessed or is unfocused or vague, then it will be ignored.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 14:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3221

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