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By H. Legido-quigley

Humans have continually travelled inside of Europe for paintings and relaxation, even supposing by no means prior to with the present depth. Now, although, they're vacationing for lots of different purposes, together with the hunt for key providers similar to wellbeing and fitness care. regardless of the explanation for traveling, one query they ask is “If I get sick, will the future health care I obtain be of a excessive standard?” This e-book examines, for the 1st time, the platforms which have been installed position in all the eu Union’s 27 Member States. the image it paints is blended. a few have good constructed platforms, environment criteria according to the simplest to be had proof, tracking the care supplied, and taking motion the place it falls brief. Others have to triumph over major hindrances.

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This authority, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) was established on an interim basis in March 2005. Its role is to ensure the delivery of high-quality services based on evidence of best practice, to design and monitor standards of care provision, to conduct HTAs and to advise on and regulate elements of health care information processes. In initial discussions, it was envisaged that it would also incorporate the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board (IHSAB) and the National Cancer Registry.

The Act required the Minister of Social Affairs to set standards for accessibility and quality of health services. It also established minimum standards for health care professionals and health care providers (Kaarna and Kalda 2005). In Hungary, it was in the early 1990s when quality assurance first became a priority for the Government, leading to the enactment of several government resolutions, decrees and orders related to quality (Gulácsi 2001). The first regulation was the Law on Health Care (1997), which provided a legal basis for internal and external quality management systems.

Fire, radiation and infection) in many EU Member States (Shaw and Kalo 2002). g. Italy). Requirements for professional registration and licensing are set out in EC directives on free movement of professions. There are, however, ongoing discussions in several Member States about the effectiveness of professional registration (see “Training of professionals”). Quality of care strategies in the European Union 27 Training of professionals There are many differences in the ways professionals are trained within the EU.

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