Friday, 12 April 2019

Hospital inspections 'bad for patients'

Hospital inspections 'bad for patients' Hospital inspections are bad for patients because they divert staff away from giving basic care, a new study indicates. A major review of NHS trusts found the rate of potentially dangerous falls and bedsores tends to be worse in the aftermath of a visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) than they otherwise would be.

Since 2013, the watchdog has undertaken longer and more complex inspections of hospitals at least once every three years. The Daily Telegraph

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