Letters Inspection of hospitals

Small, not large, teams assess hospitals internationally

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6620 (Published 06 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6620
  1. Charles D Shaw, independent adviser quality in healthcare1
  1. 1Arundel, UK
  1. cdshaw{at}btinternet.com

In his letter, Auger argues that the new Care Quality Commission inspection regime is under-resourced.1 Apart from their demands on clinical specialist time, and competing with peer review by the royal colleges and associations, inspection teams of 20-25 may be unsustainable. They may have worked better for the pinpoint investigation of the Keogh reviews of 14 hospitals than they would for programmed review of …

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