Quality of healthcare

This main section contains 2 sections:

Healthcare should be available to people when they need it, and it should be effective and safe. This is what the government is working to guarantee. Patients must also be able to compare the quality of care providers, so that they can make informed choices. The purpose of the Care Providers (Quality) Act is to guarantee the quality of healthcare. Good-quality care also depends on good management in organisations that provide care.