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HealthcarePapers 11(3) September 2011 : 67-72.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2011.22561

National Quality Framework - Yes We Can!

Rachel Bard and Mary-Anne Robinson

Abstract

This commentary provides perspectives from the nursing profession on the lead article that address professional and regulatory issues and shares insights derived from many years of leading quality enhancement initiatives at policy and clinical levels. The commentary calls attention to a number of successful national and provincial approaches founded on strong leadership, collaboration and consensus building. It also underscores the idea that professional organizations and individual health professionals are important drivers of quality initiatives at the point of care and when overseeing adherence to standards and successful program implementation.

 

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