Evaluating the Care Quality Commission’s acute hospital regulatory model: emerging findings – Care Quality Commission – 14 March 2014

Posted on March 26, 2014. Filed under: Acute Care, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Evaluating the Care Quality Commission’s acute hospital regulatory model: emerging findings – Care Quality Commission – 14 March 2014

“In September 2013, the Care Quality Commission asked a team from Manchester Business School and the King’s Fund to undertake a formative evaluation of CQC’s new acute hospital regulatory model.

The design of the new acute hospital regulatory model is described in the inspection framework [1] and guidance, and in other CQC documents such as the logic model [2]. It is an almost complete departure from the approach used by CQC in recent years. The key differences– as described in those documents and to us in interviews – are:”

… continues on the site

Review of our new approach to inspecting hospitals – Care Quality Commission – 19 March 2014

“We commissioned the Kings Fund and Manchester Business School to carry out this evaluation and will use this information to improve the way it inspects. The full report will be published in May.

The paper published today explored whether the new approach provides a better analysis of the performance of an acute hospital – whether:

the measures used are valid and reliable.
the data is meaningful.
it adds significantly to what is already known.
it helps to not just assess performance but to understand the causes of performance variation.

It also explored:

whether the new model works in practice.
how the inspections are prepared, carried out and reported.
whether it could be done more effectively.

Author Professor Kieran Walshe presented themes from the paper at our board meeting today. The report says:”

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