Tag Archives: Regulatory Stringency

New Cancer Drugs Often Bestow Little Benefit Regarding Survival or Wellbeing? (NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A quotation from the authors’ abstract may say it all: “This systematic evaluation of oncology approvals by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in 2009-13 shows that most drugs entered the market without evidence of benefit on survival or quality … Continue reading

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Professional Standards Authority Report on NMC (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been criticised by the Professional Standards Authority over its handling of disciplinary cases. Full Text Link Reference Hughes, D. (2014). Mid-Staffs scandal: Nursing and Midwifery Council criticised. London: BBC Health News, March 31st … Continue reading

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Keogh Review Visits for Lowest Performing 14 “Mortality Outlier” Hospitals (NHS England)

Summary Experienced teams of doctors, nurses and patient representatives are to visit 14 hospital trusts where mortality ratios have shown higher-than-expected rates for the past two years. as part of NHS England‘s Keogh review.  “…intelligence held by different organisations across the NHS … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Strategy for 2013 to 2016 (CQC)

Summary This Care Quality Commission (CQC) strategy document outlines how the CQC proposes to inspect and regulate services to ensure people receive safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. Section headings in this report comprise: CQC purpose, role and principles. CQC plans for … Continue reading

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Unqualified Care Home Staff: Facts and Figures (BBC News)

Summary Over 200 care home providers in England have been using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC‘s Inside Out programme has revealed. The BBC also found that dozens of convicted criminals have been working unsupervised as carers in people’s homes. These … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescribing in Nursing Homes in the United States: Response to Regulatory Stringency (Health Economics)

Summary This paper studies the impact of regulatory stringency in the USA (as measured by the statewide deficiency citation rate over the past year) on the quality of care provided in a US national sample of nursing homes from 2000 … Continue reading

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