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Mod Healthc. 2009 Nov 16;39(46):6-7, 16, 1.

This is a test. Exams for governance boards on quality measures could be a way to improve care, accountability in hospitals.


Hospital board members have little or no training on quality or safety issues and a spotty record of oversight in those areas, a new study published by Health Affairs has found. Many are convinced that boards have a big role to play in improving quality and safety, and that by focusing on those issues, they can spark change. "I think it's a question of calling it out. It's all laid out and everybody sees it", says former MedStar Chairman E. F. Shaw Wilgis, left.

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