Does Clinical Governance influence the quality of medical records?

Andrea Poscia, Elena Azzolini, Pasquale Cacciatore, Antonio Giulio De Belvis, Massimo Volpe, Andrea Cambieri, Gianfranco Damiani, Walter Ricciardi, Maria Lucia Specchia

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Background. Clinical Governance (CG) is a validated framework for continuous quality improvement in health care settings. Quality medical records may reflect the quality of care delivered and are a viable tool to implement CG skills. Aim. Aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between the level of implementation of CG dimensions and the quality of medical records. Material and methods. A cross-sectional study was carried out in an Italian Teaching Hospital. CG implementation levels were quantified through a systematic methodology (OPTIGOV
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-108
Number of pages5
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Clinical Governance
  • Medical records
  • Quality assessment


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