Chapter 17. Measuring Effectiveness in Community Health Care Nursing and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

  1. David Sines Professor Executive Dean2,
  2. Mary Saunders Head2 and
  3. Janice Forbes-Burford Manager3
  1. Elizabeth Porter Programme Leader Specialist

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch17

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Porter, E. (2009) Measuring Effectiveness in Community Health Care Nursing and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, in Community Health Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (eds D. Sines, M. Saunders and J. Forbes-Burford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316247.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK

  2. 3

    NHS South West, Essex, UK

Author Information

  1. Nursing Department, Southampton University, Romsey, Hampshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183406

Online ISBN: 9781444316247

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Keywords:

  • measurement of effectiveness in National Health Service (NHS);
  • specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN);
  • community health care nurse (CHCN);
  • evidence-based practice using best evidence in decision making about patient;
  • measuring health gain;
  • research governance development;
  • clinical governance in primary care;
  • NHS policy development and clinical effectiveness;
  • work of Commission for Health Care Audit and Inspection;
  • measuring health gain and outcomes in public health and primary care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The measurement of effectiveness in the NHS

  • Clinical governance

  • Measuring health gain

  • Development of research governance

  • Clinical governance in primary care

  • Approaches to clinical effectiveness and outcome measurement of health care

  • NHS policy development and clinical effectiveness

  • The work of the Commission for Health Care Audit and Inspection

  • Using benchmarks

  • Measuring health gain and outcomes in public health and primary care: established evidence

  • Ongoing issues for CHCNs and SCPHNs

  • Conclusion

  • References