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Patients asked to judge quality of care they receive in hospital

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:729
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Five thousand patients at one of Scotland's biggest hospital trusts are to be asked to judge the quality of the care that they have been given in what is said to be the most in depth project of its kind established in Great Britain.

    The patients are being sent questionnaires which will allow them to provide a detailed picture of their experiences in hospital. The information will be used to develop improvement programmes to address problems identified by patients throughout the trust's 10 hospitals.

    The aim of the …

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