Linical Governance approach between UK and Australia


Compare the strategic framework for clinical governance in UK health system with the approach strategy used in Australian health system.

Brief explanation:

Describe the clinical governance strategic frame work in both countries by:

Present the definition of clinical governance in each healthcare system.

Mention the pillars which recommended in each framework.

analyse clinical purpose of the use for each pillar.

Compare the implementation of both frameworks in controlling nosocomial resistant infections (eg. MRSA) in each healthcare system.



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with any other additional appropriate resources from your side.

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