This is new guidance to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve quality and safety by linking recommendations — from previous HIQA investigations and reviews into healthcare services — with National Standards that they are expected to meet.
? 22 recommendations in all seven reports relating to the importance of the correct model of care (this represented 9% of all 232 recommendations)
? 14 recommendations relating to the importance of integrated care
? 40 recommendations were about the need for formalised accountability and governance arrangements
? 14 recommendations relating to management arrangements and eight linked to workforce competencies.
? 16 recommendations in four reports related to evidence-based healthcare
? 16 recommendations relating to standards on monitoring effectiveness of care
? 14 recommendations on systematic monitoring arrangements for identifying and acting on opportunities to improve care
? 19 recommendations in all seven reports relating to the standard on acting on recommendations of investigations.